The Harris County D.A.'s office won the Innocence Project of Texas' “Honesty and Integrity in Prosecution Award” last fall.
His wildly successful predecessor, who built the current D.A.'s office, barely speaks to him now.
Whatever he said, it was plain that the D.A. thought he had laid hold of a fine, friendly witness.
Then the charges were dropped by D.A. Kuh in exchange for Petit doing a free performance “for the children of the city.”
Once again race and celebrity will dominate—and this time, the D.A. holds the advantage.
Weberman has had comparatively few backers in court, which D.A. spokesman Jerry Schmetterer said is “a little unusual.”
D.A. Powell won the 2013 National Book Critics Circle Award for his collection Useless Landscape: A Guide for Boys.
Johnny felt so right about this, he took along the D.A.—might have to read someone his rights.
Ferdinand Pecora, later a famous judge, then an assistant D.A. and a strong trial lawyer, moved in on Titanic confidently.
But you kind of figured on lifting that gadget as soon as he gets it back from the D.A., didn't you?
American English initialism for district attorney from 1934; for duck's ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck's arse), from 1951. The haircut so called for the shape of it at the back of the head.