Craig Watkins

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Dallas Man To Be Exonerated For 1990 Rape Conviction

A Dallas man who served 12 years in prison for a rape conviction, will have the crime erased from record. It turns out he wasn’t guilty after all.

07/24/2014

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Judge Overrules Heir In Watkins Contempt Case

A judge has ruled against an oil heir seeking not to pay more than $20 million to his former attorneys, in a complex dispute that ensnared the Dallas County district attorney.

05/30/2014

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Watkins Blasts Judge’s Handling Of Rape Case

A judge’s controversial handling of a rape case, and her suggestion that the 14-year-old victim was lying, has outraged Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

05/06/2014

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins discusses the TV show "Dallas DNA" at the 2009 Winter Television Critics Association Press Tour at the Universal Hilton Hotel on January 9, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. (credit: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

Watkins Planning To Fight Back

Fresh off of a bruising year with allegations of an FBI investigation and prosecutorial misconduct, Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said that he is planning to fight back.

01/17/2014

Photo of a Dallas Police Department squad car. (credit: Dallas Police Department)

Activist Group Calls For Feds To Investigate DPD Shootings

A new activist group made up of critics of Dallas Police shootings wants changes in DPD’s shooting policies involving civilians.

CBS 11–12/12/2013

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Dallas DA Watkins Acquitted Of Contempt Charges

A judge has acquitted Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins of a contempt charge, a charge Watkins has been fighting against for months.

CBS 11–08/23/2013

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Watkins To Learn If Contempt Charge Will Stand

Dallas County’s top prosecutor will appear in front of a judge on Friday, but this time he will be on the other side of the courtroom.

08/23/2013

The shadow of a man wearing a cowboy hat falls on a pillar as he enters a polling place. (credit: DON EMMERT/AFP/Getty Images)

Dallas County May Join Voter ID Lawsuit

Dallas County commissioners are considering joining the federal voting rights challenge to the state’s new voter ID law. That law requires voters to present photo ID to vote in person.

08/20/2013

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Judge Says Case Against Watkins Can Continue

There was a legal setback for Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins on Monday.

07/23/2013

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Judge Who Cited Dallas DA For Contempt To Remain On Case

The judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court will remain on the case — though not for very long.

07/22/2013

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Arguments Set In Watkins Contempt Hearing

An administrative judge will hear final arguments on whether a judge who cited the Dallas County district attorney for contempt of court should be removed from the case.

07/22/2013

Jill Reese (credit: CBS 11 News)

Fired County Employee Testifies In DA Contempt Case

There is a legal showdown going on in court between Dallas County’s top prosecutor and a judge who held him in contempt.

CBS 11–07/19/2013

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