TEXAS CITY, Texas — An attorney seeks $3 million for his client who was acquitted of an armed robbery charge when a judge found prosecutors “secreted” evidence from the defense.
Taft L. Foley II of the Houston branch of National Association for the Advancement of Colored People filed a lawsuit in federal court Feb. 21 on behalf of Joshua Dwayne Bledsoe, who was jailed for 10 months on accusations he robbed a Texas City business in January 2010.
In a July 1 motion seeking summary judgment, Foley claims former Assistant District Attorney Jon Hall, who prosecuted Bledsoe, had a history of withholding evidence and that Galveston County Criminal District Attorney Jack Roady ratified a policy of withholding evidence by failing to properly train his prosecutors. Roady and Hall have denied that evidence was withheld but have declined to comment on allegations in the pending litigation.
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