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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

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

Judge Sharen Wilson (Courtesy; Fort Worth Republican Women)

State District Judge Announces Campaign For Tarrant County DA

District judge Sharen Wilson is stepping down to run for another office.

09/05/2013

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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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Perry Under Investigation For Possible Abuse Of Office

A Texas judge says he plans to have a special prosecutor review allegations that Governor Rick Perry abused the powers of his office and broke the law over a veto that cut funding for state public corruption investigators.

08/15/2013

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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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

Lawmakers Weighing Animal Abuse Registry

State lawmakers are considering a bill that would create a statewide animal abuse registry.

05/03/2013

Judge Erleigh Norville Wiley appointed as the District Attorney of Kaufman County by Governor Rick Perry.  (credit: Kaufman County website)

Governor Appoints New Kaufman County District Attorney

Governor Rick Perry has named a new Kaufman County district attorney. Wednesday afternoon Perry appointed Erleigh Norville Wiley of Forney as the new District Attorney.

CBSDFW.COM–04/10/2013

Mike and Cynthia McLelland (credit: The Kaufman Herald)

McLellands’ Daughter Calls Kaufman County Murders Domestic Terrorism

Standing with close family friends, Christina Foreman talked about the murder of her mother Cynthia McLelland and her husband Mike McLelland, Kaufman County’s District Attorney.

04/08/2013

Family Of Slain Prosecutor, Wife ‘Furious’ Over Investigation

The family of slain Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McClelland said Saturday they were “furious” with the way the investigation into the murder has been handled, and they called those responsible for the shootings “idiots.”

04/06/2013

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Thousands Remember McLellands, Search For Their Killer Continues

A slain North Texas district attorney and his wife were mourned Thursday by a shaken community that recalled the couple’s love, warmth and public service as law enforcement continued the search for their killers.

04/04/2013

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