Dallas DA Reports for Jury Duty

Dallas County's top prosecutor can't escape his civil duty

By Elvira Sakmari
|  Monday, Nov 7, 2011  |  Updated 8:59 AM CDT
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Dallas DA Reports for Jury Duty

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Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins was served a summons for jury duty.

Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins reports for jury duty Monday.

The Secretary of State prepares county jury lists every two and a half years by sorting through Texas driver's licenses, state identification cards and voter registration records.

Watkins reported to the Frank Crowley Court Building's Central Jury Room at 8:30 a.m. Monday.

We have to assume Watkins won't be serving on a jury. After all, he wouldn't make a good juror for any car theft cases. Watkins made headlines in October when his Mercedes G-Class 500 was stolen from his DeSoto home. The luxury SUV was recovered a half mile from his house the next day.

The question is how long will it take for the county's top prosecutor to be excused?

Watkins, a Democrat, has been Dallas County's District Attorney since January 2007. He narrowly won re-election last November.

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