Some time this afternoon, grand jurors in Grimes County should receive copies of a letter requesting an investigation of District Attorney Tuck McLain. Since September, I’ve blogged about how the Montgomery County Auto Theft Task Force botched a raid on an auto auction last summer and how Mr. McLain and MCATTF cops have since tried to cover it up.
After we filed a civil rights lawsuit in federal court, Mr. McLain and the MCATTF cops retaliated, hence my request for a criminal investigation:
Ladies and Gentlemen of the Grand Jury:
In recent years, the Houston Chronicle and other media organizations have published stories about prosecutors who abuse their authority and railroad innocent defendants. Charles Sebesta, the former DA in Brenham and Caldwell, was disbarred last year on the grounds that he withheld exculpatory evidence and used false testimony to secure the capital murder conviction of Anthony Graves. In 2013, former judge and prosecutor Ken Anderson was jailed for contempt of court because he withheld evidence that would have proved that Michael Morton was innocent of murdering his wife. Mr. Morton served 25 years in prison before DNA evidence conclusively proved his innocents (and led to the capture of the actual murderer).
I mention those cases because I am writing to request that you initiate a criminal investigation of Grimes County District Attorney Tuck McLain, as well as other officials in Grimes County and Montgomery County. I have enclosed a copy of a lawsuit (Exhibit 1) that I filed on behalf of Les Shipman against Mr. McLain and other officials in the U.S. District Court in Houston. I would direct your attention to paragraphs 18-27 and 30-33. … Read more