The Campaign For DA

8.04.2015

Drop The Towel, Sheriff




I like judge Gallagher but this order is a little odd. Legally, I doubt that a district judge can tell a Sheriff how to conduct his book in procedures. Practically, any Sheriff would probably just say, "Ok, fine" we won't do it. Politically, why issue this order to begin with?

(For the curious, Collin County historically uses a towel during book in photos because those photos may later end up in a photo lineup.  The towel prevents clothes from influencing the decision of anyone shown that lineup.)