Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins

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DA Craig Watkins Audited By Feds Over Forfeiture Funds

U.S. Department of Justice auditors look into how District Attorney Craig Watkins’ office spent federal forfeiture funds.

CBS 11–11/14/2014

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DA Craig Watkins Fights To Keep Office

District Attorney Craig Watkins re-election bid could hinge on turnout from his Southern Dallas voter base.

11/04/2014

Republican Dallas County District Attorney candidate Susan Hawk. (credit: CBSDFW.COM)

Republican Hopes To Unseat Veteran Democrat Dallas County DA

Susan Hawk hopes to make headlines Tuesday night and unseat two term District Attorney Craig Watkins. Even though Watkins is a Democrat, and she’s a Republican, Hawk insists this race isn’t about party affiliation.

CBS 11–10/31/2014

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Monday Night Town Hall Meeting To Address Police Shooting Concerns

Three of Dallas County’s top law enforcement officials will be at a town hall meeting Monday night to address police shooting concerns.

CBS 11–08/17/2014

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New Dallas Program Would Put PD Under Watch Of DA

Dallas County DA Craig Watkins says he’s creating a special DA unit to probe police shootings in Dallas County as they are unfolding. He says the unit would run it’s own investigation parallel to any other criminal reviews.

CBS 11–08/16/2014

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Dallas Co. DA, Legal Experts Support Ex-Cowboy’s Release From Jail

Legal experts say they don’t believe former Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent received special treatment.

06/16/2014

Mugshot of Dallas Cowboys player Josh Brent, after being arrested on June 27, 2013 for failing a drug test. (credit: Dallas Co. Sheriff's Dept.)

Josh Brent Judge Advises Lawyers To Be Careful What They Say

Prosecutors have to be careful about what they say about now-former Dallas Cowboy Josh Brent. The judge who will preside over Brent’s Intoxication Manslaughter trial told attorneys the case is receiving excessive publicity.

CBSDFW.COM–07/19/2013

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Dallas County DA Contempt Case Postponed Due To Error In Judge’s Order

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.

CBS 11–07/15/2013

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

Contempt Hearing For Dallas County DA Ends, Order Stayed

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.

07/15/2013

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Special Prosecutor Files Notice of Contempt Against Dallas County DA Craig Watkins

After investigating, a special prosecutor has filed this notice of contempt against Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins.

05/24/2013

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FBI Seeks Sealed Court Documents In Investigation Into Dallas County DA

As part of its ongoing investigation into Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, the FBI requested sealed court documents involving the DA’s now dismissed mortgage fraud case against oil heir Albert Hill III.

05/23/2013