Susan Hawk

Labels on vials indicate sexual assault case numbers for DNA evidence samples. (credit:  Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Dallas DA Doubles Sex Assault Unit To Handle Influx Of Cold Cases

The Dallas Police Department, using a federal grant, will have 65 kits tested each week.

06/24/2015

Labels on vials indicate sexual assault case numbers for DNA evidence samples. (credit:  Mario Villafuerte/Getty Images)

Dallas To Process Thousands Of Backlogged Rape Kits

In anticipation of hundreds of new sexual assault cold cases, the Dallas County District Attorney’s Office is doubling its sexual assault unit.

06/24/2015

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

Dallas DA Speaks At SMU, Briefly Addresses Difficult Week

Dallas County District Attorney Susan Hawk did not directly address lingering controversy over her stay in drug rehab and recent office shake up during a public appearance.

03/31/2015

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Tensions Growing In Dallas County DA’s Office

Tensions are growing in the Dallas County District Attorney’s office… as the new DA fended off questions about her leadership and addressed reports that she went into drug rehab while campaigning for office in 2013.

CBS 11–03/27/2015

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

Dallas County’s New District Attorney Holds 1st Town Hall Meeting

Dallas County’s new District Attorney held her first town hall meeting on Monday. In particular, Susan Hawk had asked for input from the city’s southern sector.

CBSDFW.COM–02/16/2015

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Dallas County Assistant DA Out Of A Job After DWI Arrest

A Dallas County Assistant District Attorney is out of job. Prosecutor Justin Moore no longer works at the office. Just weeks ago Moore was pulled over on suspicion of DWI.

CBS 11–01/21/2015

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)

Why Dallas Voters Ousted Watkins As District Attorney

Perhaps the biggest impact of the mid-term elections in Dallas County is in the district attorney’s office.

11/05/2014

Texas Governor-Elect Greg Abbott celebrates with his wife Cecilia and daughter Aubrey during his victory party on November 4, 2014 in Austin, Texas. (credit: Erich Schlegel/Getty Images)

UTA Political Expert Provides Analysis Of Election Day Results

UTA political science professor Allan Saxe provides a complete recap the day’s results, and gives insight into what the nation’s political structure might look like moving forward.

11/05/2014

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Watkins Concedes In District Attorney’s Race

It took until the early morning hours on Wednesday, but Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins conceded defeat to his Republican challenger Susan Hawk.

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

Raymond Jackson (L) and James Williams were exonerated by Dallas County on April 30, 2012.  (Photo credit Dallas County Sheriff)

Relief, Concern For 2 Exonerated Men

It had been almost 30 years since James Williams and Raymond Jackson appeared before a judge in a Dallas County courtroom. On Monday, however, they were exonerated.

04/30/2012