CBS has a new legal drama about criminal defense attorneys coming this fall that looks good. It probably won’t last but I’m looking forward to catching a few episodes while it does.
Travis County Assistant District Attorney Stephanie McFarland withheld information showing that a key state witness lied during a 2006 aggravated assault trial. As a result, the conviction that she obtained in the case has been vacated.
This is the second time in 15 months that McFarland has been found to have engaged in this type of prosecutorial misconduct. I’m sure I’m not the only one who will be watching closely to see what District Attorney Rosemary Lemberg does with Ms. McFarland.
Officer: Officer Joe Chavez.
Agency: Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission.
AllegedMisconduct: Sexual assault of a 16 year old, online solicitation of a minor, abuse of official capacity, official oppression.
Disciplinary Action: Unknown.
Other Information: Indicted by a Bastrop County grand jury.
Source: AG press release dated 6/1/10.