During her campaign for Harris County District Attorney, former judge Pat Lykos promised that her office would make copies of offense reports available to the defense bar. Ten days into the new regime and the answer is still the same when a defense attorney asks for a copy of an offense report - "That's not our policy."
Offense reports, like accident reports and charging instruments, are public documents. The reports are placed in the state's file for viewing. But, somehow, making photocopies of those reports is verboten. To date, I have yet to hear a logical explanation from a prosecutor on why I can't have a copy of the report.
If the new regime can't keep this simple promise, what other campaigns lies will be revealed next?