In an incredibly rare move this week, the foreperson of a Harris County Grand Jury asked a bailiff to remove prosecutors so jurors could hear from a witness on their own about potentially faulty DWI tests. "They obviously believe that the DA's Office played a role in this case and that they can't be independent," said KTRK Legal Analyst Joel Androphy.
While it is rare -- and legal -- the DA's Office threw a fit. Court records show top assistants to the elected DA refused to leave the room until a bailiff threatened to arrest them. The DA tried to force a judge to let them back in, but it was denied. An appeals court said the same thing.Read »