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Judge orders dashcam video release in Grisham ‘rudely displaying of weapon’ case (TX)

A visiting judge on Wednesday ordered the Bell County Attorney’s Office to release police dashcam video in the case of C.J. Grisham, the Texas soldier whose March 16 arrest by Temple police spawned a viral video. While the law, specifically Brady v. Maryland, requires release of evidence which is often handled as a simple administrative Keep Reading…

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Dashcam video subject of Grisham case hearing (TX)

C.J. Grisham, the Texas soldier whose arrest by Temple police spawned a viral video, will be in a Bell County courtroom Wednesday once again seeking County Attorney Jim Nichols’ release of the dashcam video associated with that incident. In mid-April, Grisham attorney Kurt Glass told the Temple Daily Telegram of requesting the video two weeks Keep Reading…

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Time to shed new transparency on those who oppose government transparency (TX)

‘Death’ of a local bond debt transparency bill raises the question: whose interests are public officials’ protecting? Would taxpayers approve new bond measures readily as often is the case if they knew the true amount of their local debt? The approaching May 11 elections provide good opportunity for a closer look at the practice of Keep Reading…

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An update on Texas district attorneys’ questionable conduct

A recent article queried Texas district attorneys and misconduct: isolated practices or bigger pattern? Updates on three public officials – Travis County’s Rosemary Lehmberg, Williamson County’s Ken Anderson and Dallas County’s Craig Watkins – again remind of that question. Read the full article at Texas District Attorneys’ Questionable Conduct Continues Making Headlines.

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Texas district attorneys’ questionable conduct continues making headlines

A recent article queried Texas district attorneys and misconduct: isolated practices or bigger pattern? Updates on three public officials – Travis County’s Rosemary Lehmberg, Williamson County’s Ken Anderson and Dallas County’s Craig Watkins – again remind of that question. Travis County DA Rosemary Lehmberg Lehmberg is currently in jail serving a 45-day sentence stemming from Keep Reading…

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