GALVESTON — One prosecutor was fired and another resigned the same day, but officials aren’t saying whether the shake-up at the district attorney’s office is related to recent allegations of prosecutorial misconduct.
Reese Campbell was terminated and Jon Hall resigned Monday, Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady confirmed Tuesday. Roady declined further comment on the matter.
Campbell worked for the district attorney’s office for nearly five years. His separation of employment was listed as involuntary and without cause, according to documentation released Tuesday from the county’s Human Resources Department.
Hall, who began his career with the office in 2009, gave written notice of his resignation, which became effective at the close of business Monday.
Both men faced accusations that they withheld evidence in criminal cases. In a July 2011 robbery trial, 212th District Court Judge Susan Criss claimed Hall “secreted” evidence, including a 911 tape, from defense attorney Jyll Rekoff. Criss ordered the jury to acquit the defendant.
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