The previous DA had "made it known to law enforcement that 'he was going to take every case that came in the door. I've seen prosecutors around the state do that. They quietly dismiss them later (in court). It's intellectually dishonest in the long run,'" said a former prosecutor. Reported the Advocate:
Sounds reasonable to me, how about you? It also sounds like a big waste of time and money for Tyler's predecessor to take "every case that came in the door" then dismiss half of them later. Tyler says he's willing to meet with police to explain the deficiencies in their cases, but he won't back down on his higher standards.
[Previous DA Dexter] Eaves said Tyler just has a different approach to the office.
"I was more willing to go out on a limb as DA, to take riskier cases," Eaves said.
Tyler said 50 percent of Eaves' cases were dismissed in court for a lack of evidence.
"They'd go to trial and didn't have a case," Tyler said. "I can't deprive a person of liberty unless I have evidence."
"What they got used to is not having to comply with the law," Tyler said. "It shows me they're not willing to do anything that's costly and inconvenient. They think I'm giving them hell. I'm telling them the truth, and they just think it's hell."Bully for him for taking seriously the requirement that DA's seek justice, not just convictions! I wonder how many other DAs have the same attitudes and policy as Tyler's predecessor? Via South Texas Chisme.