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Judge cancels Dallas DA's contempt hearing from Guyger trial

7 months 1 day 13 hours ago Wednesday, October 30 2019 Oct 30, 2019 October 30, 2019 4:46 PM October 30, 2019 in News - AP Texas Headlines

DALLAS (AP) - A judge has postponed a hearing over whether to hold the Dallas County district attorney in contempt of court for allegedly violating a gag order during a police officer's murder trial.

District Attorney John Creuzot had been set to appear in court Thursday over comments he made to a local TV station about a former Dallas officer Amber Guyger's trial for shooting Botham Jean . But a senior judge on Tuesday called the hearing off and ordered another judge to oversee a dispute over whether the judge who issued the gag order must recuse herself.

Judge Tammy Kemp oversaw Guyger's trial, which resulted in a guilty verdict and prison sentence. But Creuzot's office contends Kemp should let another judge hear the contempt proceeding.

Information from: KDFW-TV, http://www.myfoxdfw.com

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