DALLAS (AP) - The Dallas County district attorney's office use
of preserved DNA evidence to help free innocent people will be the
subject of a TV documentary.
Dallas County commissioners have approved a request from
District Attorney Craig Watkins to allow filming, in his offices,
for the Discovery Channel program.
The contract, approved Tuesday, will be with a company based in
England - Touch Productions Ltd.
Watkins established the conviction integrity unit so
prosecutors, aided by law students, can examine hundreds of old
cases where convicted criminals have requested DNA testing.
Details were not immediately available on when the planned
two-hour program will air.
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