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LULAC Statement On Termination Of Harris County Assistant DA After Failing To Protect A Hispanic Victim Of Sexual Assault

HOUSTON, TX - Today, the League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) issued the following statement regarding the Harris County District Attorney’s Office termination today of John Denholm, an Assistant District Attorney, who failed to file charges against a perpetrator of sexual assault because the victim was allegedly undocumented:

“LULAC and the Harris County Latino community thanks the District Attorney’s Office for firing Assistant District Attorney John Denholm for failing to file sexual assault charges on Karl Bonner because everyone has the right to be protected in this country, regardless of immigration status,” said Domingo Garcia, LULAC National President. “LULAC also thanks the brave leadership of LULAC District Director Al Maldonado and all of the Harris County LULAC Councils, as well as the Houston Police Officer’s Union under the leadership of Joe Gamaldi, for bravely organizing to right this wrong.”

The League of United Latin American Citizens (LULAC) is the nation’s largest and oldest civil rights volunteer-based organization that empowers Hispanic Americans and builds strong Latino communities. Headquartered in Washington, DC, with 1,000 councils around the United States and Puerto Rico, LULAC’s programs, services and advocacy address the most important issues for Latinos, meeting critical needs of today and the future. For more information, visit https://lulac.org/