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DA Culpepper issues statement about Courthouse flagpole controversy

ROCKWALL – Rockwall County Criminal District Attorney Kenda Culpepper issued a brief statement yesterday concerning the County Courthouse flagpole changes made by County Commissioner Jerry Wimpee.

She wrote:

“I have been asked to give an update regarding the flagpole situation at the Rockwall County Courthouse.”

“Because the Rockwall County District Attorney’s Office advises the Commissioners Court on this and other matters, we are conflicted out of this case.  We have already reported to the Judicial Region Judge that we will need a special prosecutor appointed to review the evidence.  That prosecutor will determine what, if any, case should be filed.  We will not comment further on a pending investigation.”

She previously asked the Texas Rangers to investigate whether or not a crime was committed. A spokesman for the Texas Rangers said the investigation is continuing.

By J.J. Smith, Publisher

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