Justice in the hit-and-run death of Christopher Lee Gaona
  • Petitioned Houston Police Department

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Houston Police Department

Justice in the hit-and-run death of Christopher Lee Gaona

    1. Amy Gaona
    2. Petition by

      Amy Gaona

      Rosenberg, TX

On July 24th, 2010 at approximately 2:15 a.m. my little brother Christopher Lee Gaona was involved in a six vehicle hit-and-run accident on the Gulf Freeway. Of those 6 vehicles 2 cars stopped. HPD has admitted in failing to do their job and excute proper procedure and protocol with my brother's death. Driver of car 1 has never been identified and they gave us the wrong info as to the vehicle we should've been looking for. We would later learn that one driver in particular, Jaclyn Britton, a student at UH-Clearlake would be a driver who would come to light but only for bragging about getting away with hitting a guy on the freeway. It took police 3 days to find Jaclyn and it was only because a co-worker of her's who overheard, happened to be the wife of a Harris County Constable. In the 3 days it took to find Britton,she denied ever being in that area or ever being involved. The only problem is that my brother's remains were found on the bottom of her car. The night that Jaclyn Britton made a conscious decision to not stop after hitting my brother (which by the way her statement admits was because she was intoxicated) was the moment she broke the law. It is a crime in the state of Texas to not stop and render aid. Another important thing you should know is that Miss Britton also knows who car 3 and car 5 were because they were her friends she left the bar with that night. However, she's never given their names and those cars never stopped either. HPDs investigators had all the information they needed and statements they needed to present to the DA's office for charges but conveniently none of that information was ever submitted. The leading investigator on my brother's accident vouched along with 2 other officers that Miss Britton called immediately the next day , however their case file and reports say it took 3 days and THEY had to go looking for HER! The Harris County District Attorney's office has said until the correct report with all that information is re-done (not just a supplemental report) they can not move forward in bringing Jaclyn Britton to justice. This petition is to push HPD to do what is right and to fix the botched investigation and report they submitted to the DA's office. These men and women take sworn oaths to protect and do their jobs. They failed to do that and they failed my brother Christopher, who has left behind a 2 year old son. HPD needs to be held accountable for their negligence. My brother's life mattered and at the end of the day those drivers had a duty and obligation by law to stop and render aid to my brother. We will continue to spread the word and fight until charges are brought against this hit-and-run driver, JACLYN BRITTON and she is held accountable to the law as well!!

Recent signatures

    News

    1. Reached 750 signatures
    2. CHANGED THE GOAL to 1250

      Amy Gaona
      Petition Organizer

      I had to change the goal to account for the 193 people who's names will not show up on the petition due to marking to keep their information private. Please everyone keep your name PUBLIC. No one,including myself can see anything other than you name!

    3. Almost HALF WAY There!1

      Amy Gaona
      Petition Organizer

      We're almost half way to our 1000 mark!! Please continue to spread the word and get others to sign! Remember for it to count they have to leave their information PUBLIC. This is important so the names will show on the petition!
      Thank you!

    4. Reached 250 signatures

    Supporters

    Reasons for signing

    • Ashley Machart CONROE, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      There are so many police officers out there who do a great job, but I am sick of the many who are too lazy to do their job. This needs to be brought to someone's attention.

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      • over 2 years ago

      Used to live in Houston.All Police I ever met were some of the most inept & violent "public servants" I've avar had contact with. May even know relative of Gaonas family.

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    • Juan Cruz,Jr ROSENBERG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      I think the mom is right

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    • Michelle Cruz ROSENBERG, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      People are signing our Petiton because they all have hearts and some may have children as well and can relate to my cause for my son Christopher Lee Gaona. I was recently told the our Chief Asst. Mr.Trevino was upset at me for starting this petition because it caused his server to crash!! He received over 2000?? plus emails regarding my son! I think our Asst. Chief has forgotten the most important part of this peition "To bring JUSTICE to Christopher Lee Gaona". This could have been your son and would you have stopped the fight for justice? NO! You were put into office because YOU took an oath to Protect and Serve all citizens because I am sure you HAD the passion in your heart to do your job. HPD failed my son that day!! Why is it taking so long to bring this girl to justice?? She failed to stop and render aid to Christopher regardless if he was already dead! It's our duty to stop and render aid and its the law!!! HPD found her 3 days later with my son's remains still under her car Asst. Chief Trevino when we were burying him...You have a statement from a Harris Co. Constable that turned her in because she was bragging at her job where his wife worked at the time. She said she got away with a HIT & RUN because she did not stop because she was drunk off her ass!!! I saw the statements what more evidence do you need to file charges?? I am my son's voice and I will not be silenced! or ignored by HPD we are going on 15 months and still no JUSTICE for Christopher Lee Gaona. His death was a HIT & RUN because not ALL cars stopped for him and that is what it is at the end of the day. HPD should want to see justice if you have statements stating this Jaclyn Britton girl did not stop the day of the accident it took your dept 3 days to find her!!! Stop protecting the criminal and start serving justice for the victim which cost him his life July 24, 2010...So I am asking the public from all over the country to please to continue to sign and post remarks to help me find justice for my dear son Christopher Lee Gaona.

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    • Cindy lewing GALVESTON, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      My daughter was in an accident involving a hit and run driver. Fortunately for us, she was able to record the plate number of the other vehicle. 4 weeks later HPD found the driver. But they discourage her from pressing charges, because the driver is a teen. This disgusts me.

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