State seeks to shut down Memorial business over allegations of gang violence, prostitution
The State of Texas and the City of Houston are asking the court to shut down a Memorial-area business alleged to be a haven for gang members and pimps.
State of Texas and the City of Houston filed a lawsuit on Wednesday, May 16 in the Harris County District Court against D. Houston, doing business as Treasures, citing public nuisance.
The state says in the past 12 months, authorities have busted Treasures, located at 5647 Westheimer Road in Memorial, for five gang-related activities, including prostitution and drugs. The criminal activity at Treasures constitutes a public nuisance because it is "continual and regular," according to the brief.
The plaintiffs are seeking injunctive relief, damages and attorney's fees. They are being represented in the case by state, county and city attorneys.
Harris County District Court Case No. 2012-28014.
This is a report on a civil lawsuit filed at the Harris County Courthouse. The details in this report come from an original complaint filed by a plaintiff. Please note, a complaint represents an accusation by a private individual, not the government. It is not an indication of guilt, and it only represents one side of the story.
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