A familiar pattern is playing out inside the Dallas County courthouse as the district attorney’s office battles with a judge amid talk of a grand jury investigation of that jurist.
The fight began earlier this month in a family violence case handled by Criminal Court Judge Elizabeth Frizell. Depending on who’s talking, paperwork in the case either never existed, was lost or destroyed.
Defense attorney David Finn believes the dispute is a power grab by the DA’s office. But top prosecutors say it’s a political ploy by Finn to taint District Attorney Craig Watkins before the November election where the DA will face former judge Susan Hawk.