Dozens of Harris County prosecutors were fired Friday by incoming District Attorney Kim Ogg.
Current DA Devon Anderson pointed out the 37 prosecutors got the bad news by email just nine days before Christmas.
“With her first act as District Attorney, Ogg is endangering the citizens of Harris County,” Anderson said in a statement. “The dedicated prosecutors let go today had a combined 685 years of service.”
Ogg said a team of attorneys helped her review the personnel files of all assistant district attorneys.
“The objectives upon which I campaigned and which resulted in my election provided the framework for our review process,” Ogg said in a written statement. “Accomplishing those objectives will require a new organizational structure, new leadership and personnel changes.
She said the decisions were made with “consideration and deliberation” before being finalized.