Houston Police Officer Runs Over Innocent Bystander

Doyle Dennis LLP fights for people who were harmed by the Houston Police Department and the City of Houston, including the family members of victims who were killed by HPD officers.  Last year, Doyle Dennis LLP filed suit on behalf of the Estate of Rhogena Nicholas after Houston police officers unlawfully invaded Nicholas’ home and killed Nicholas, her husband, and their dog.  Based upon this experience, Janice Jackson hired Doyle Dennis LLP to file suit against the Houston Police Department and the City of Houston after an HPD officer killed her husband.           

Michael Wayne Jackson was walking to get a haircut on December 4, 2021 when he was struck and killed by a Houston police officer. According to the Texas Department of Transportation report, the officer was “traveling at an unsafe speed for the roadway conditions and performed a faulty evasive action to avoid stopped traffic by going on the sidewalk.”  As a result of the officer’s complete disregard for safety, his vehicle collided with Mr. Jackson, who was walking on the sidewalk.  Approximately 126 minutes after the collision near Reed Road and Scott Street, Mr. Jackson was pronounced deceased at the scene.  Mr. Jackson is survived by his wife, Janice Jackson, and children.    

Houston police officers have a disturbing history of ignoring protocols and hurting innocent people.  Doyle Dennis LLP understands that this is unacceptable.  Our lawyers are not afraid to pursue legal action against the state and federal government, including municipalities and police departments.  If your civil rights have been violated by the Houston Police Department, call us for a free initial evaluation of your potential legal rights.      

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