A senior basketball player from High Park High School was reportedly arrested on Saturday night on a DWI charge. According to police, the 18-year-old male stuck a parked car, causing over $200 worth of damage.
On Wednesday, a 36-year-old man was exonerated after spending 14 years in prison for a crime he did not commit. He had been sentenced to 40 years in prison after being convicted in the murder of a woman and the attempted murder of another man.
Last Thursday, federal officials announced that nearly $4.1 billion in stolen government benefits was recovered during 2011 as a result of government investigation of health care fraud schemes. That number is apparently up 58 percent from 2009. According to the Justice Department, over 1,400 individuals were charged with fraud in 500 cases in 2011, and over 700 convictions have been obtained as a result.
A Dallas police officer who had been with the department for almost 40 years recently retired after an investigation found he had improperly stored thousands of domestic violence case file in his home. In some of those cases, suspects had been re-victimized. The officer's resignation came last Thursday.
In our previous post, we looked at the current battle between the Dallas district attorney's office and Criminal Court Judge Julia Hayes. Judge Hayes, as we noted, recently ordered a prosecutor handling a family violence case in contempt of court for refusing to obey an order to turn over the criminal histories of testifying police officers.
Following a prosecutor's refusal last week to comply with an order to hand over criminal histories of police officers who testify in court, the Dallas County district attorney's office is now appealing a contempt order issued by Criminal Court Judge Julia Hayes.
Rapper Snoop Dogg was arrested earlier this month near El Paso, Texas, after Border Patrol agents discovered marijuana in his tour bus. The entertainer has also previously faced weapons possession charges, as well as those related to his drug use. He has also faced charges of cocaine possession.
A Dallas man has received a life prison sentence after being convicted in a 1989 sexual attack on a 7-year-old. The man, who was suspected in multiple assault cases throughout the 1980s and 90s, received his sentence after less than a half hour of jury deliberation. The victim in the case described her experience, in which the man entered her bedroom, placed a pillowcase over her head, took her outside and assaulted her.