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.
There is a legal showdown going on in court between Dallas County’s top prosecutor and a judge who held him in contempt.
District Attorney Craig Watkins came to court as a defendant — facing a criminal contempt of court charge. But Watkins and his legal team soon left after winning a stay of the order.
The Dallas County district attorney on Monday won an unexpected stay of an order holding him in contempt of court, after his attorney’s highlighted problems with the order.
Dallas County district attorney Craig Watkins will appear in court to defend himself against a contempt-of-court allegation in a case that could land him in jail.
Craig Watkins spoke with 105.3 The Fan about the next moves for Josh Brent now that he is sitting in jail after twice violating the terms of his bail agreement.
Dallas County Sheriff’s Department has thrown a ring of security around top county officials, especially District Attorney Craig Watkins, who feels his office is especially vulnerable. “What we’ve seen basically is a chilling effect on our ability to do our jobs,” he told reporters outside the Dallas County Commissioners Court Tuesday.
Dallas County is stepping up safety measures at the Frank Crowley Courts Building. No one wants to talk about specifics for security reasons
but sources close to the plan say to expect an increase in security officers with guns.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins appeared publicly Friday for the first time in weeks.
A woman scheduled to be put to death next week has been given a temporary stay of execution. Kimberly McCarthy of Lancaster was convicted of the brutal 1997 murder of an elderly neighbor.
A special prosecutor from North Texas will investigate whether the Dallas County district attorney committed contempt of court when he wouldn’t testify to allegations that his office improperly prosecuted an oil fortune heir.
CBS-11 News has learned the FBI and federal prosecutors are looking into Watkins’ he planned prosecution of oil heir Albert Hill III.