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News September 22, 2015

Conviction Integrity Units: Lessons of Actual Innocence and the Value of Conviction Integrity

The Dallas Morning News reported that the Innocence Project of New York is selling T-shirts as a fundraising effort for their New York organization. The T-Shirt (pictured above) lists the names of three Dallas County exonerated individuals, including James Giles, Patrick Waller and Charles Chatman. There are multiple independent innocence project organizations across the country, […]

News August 19, 2015

What are the chances that Officer Brad Miller will face criminal charges?

Despite the Arlington police chief’s “serious concerns” about whether Officer Brad Miller should have shot an unarmed teen burglary suspect, don’t expect a criminal charge, two prominent Dallas lawyers said Wednesday. Read Full Story

Events April 22, 2015

OU Hosts 2nd Annual Developing Black Males Initiative Conference

  Russell Wilson, a distinguished Oklahoma University alum, was a featured speaker at The Developing Black Males Initiative Conference hosted by the Diversity Enrichment Programs Department at the University of Oklahoma April 17-19, 2015.  The conference aims to support African-American males in their journey toward higher education. The conference was developed by Diversity Enrichment’s D’Andre […]

News April 15, 2015

John Wiley Price co-defendant gets second court-appointed attorney

Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price’s political consultant and co-defendant in his federal corruption case has received a second court-appointed attorney. U.S. Magistrate Judge Renée Toliver appointed Russell Wilson on Monday to represent Kathy Nealy. Wilson oversaw the conviction integrity unit for former Dallas County District Attorney Craig Watkins and is now in private practice. Wilson […]

News December 30, 2014

Outgoing DA Craig Watkins wins appeal in high-profile legal dispute

Russell Wilson, who represented the DA’s office in the case, emphasized the importance of equality in the justice system. He said Hill should have to go through the legal process just as other well-off defendants have, citing Dallas Cowboy Josh Brentand former NFL player O.J. Simpson as examples. “That’s all this case has been about: […]

News December 29, 2014

Dallas County DA dismisses charges against former Hutchins City officials

The Dallas County district attorney’s office has dismissed criminal charges against former Hutchins Mayor Artis Johnson and nine former city employees who were indicted earlier this year following a public corruption investigation. City officials said they didn’t know why the charges were dismissed on Dec. 18. The DA’s motion to dismiss the charges says only […]

News July 31, 2014

From convicted sex offender to millionaire, man gets new life

Michael Phillips has been spending most of his time these days living in a tiny room in a no-frills northeast Dallas nursing home. Until recently, he had a roommate who slept in a bed 2 feet away, and staff brought him three square meals a day. Only a few hours passed each day in which […]

News March 22, 2013

Why Dallas County DA Craig Watkins didn’t plead the Fifth

Russell Wilson joined the Dallas County District Attorney’s office as special fields bureau chief in 2011. Today, he heads the Conviction Integrity Unit and oversees the office’s appellate, public integrity, federal and mental health sections. Born in Wiesbaden, Germany, and raised in the Dallas area, he earned a political science degree from the University of […]

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