03/23/2001

County tries to clean up justice’s 22,000-case backlog, Dallas

March 23, 2001
(DALLAS) – Officials in Dallas say a county justice of the peace allowed his backlog to grow to more than 20,000 traffic cases while accumulating more than $200,000 in checks paid for fines in a drawer.

Justice Charles Rose faces no criminal charges, and officials say that at the most he appears to be guilty of mismanagement. Dallas County has now hired 11 people to catch up ...

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