Following up on yesterday's post about Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins' plans to review death penalty cases, AP reports, "Dallas DA to examine all death cases in county," via Google News.A Texas district attorney known for his willingness to examine cases
of possible wrongful convictions now plans to investigate all death row
cases prosecuted in his county.
Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins said Monday he would seek to halt executions until he has reviewed the cases.
acknowledged that his concerns stem from Dallas' nationally unmatched
number of inmates whose convictions were tossed aside after DNA
testing. A hearing is scheduled Friday for a 56-year-old who could
become the 20th man since 2001 to have a wrongful Dallas County
conviction reversed...continue to full post
Dallas DA wants to punish Brady violators Looks like I wasn’t the only one who had prosecutorial ethics on my mind this past week. From Grits, Dallas DA Craig Watkins has about had it with these exonerations and wants to do something about it...
Interview with Dallas D.A. Craig Wakins Reason magazine interviews Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins, asking "Is This America's Best Prosecutor?" Upon taking office, Watkins established a "Conviction Integrity Unit" to ensure that prosecutors follow appropriate procedures (in the wake of revelations of a series of wrongful convictions that took place before Watkins took office) and started working with the Texas Innocence Project to find other cases of wrongful conviction...