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Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot Allegedly Violates Gag Order, May Be Held In Contempt

DALLAS, Texas (CBSDFW.COM) - Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot is headed to court.

The DA gave an interview to KDFW-TV (Channel 4) that aired the night before the start of the Amber Guyger murder trial, which violated a gag order in the case.

Creuzot must now appear before Judge Tammy Kemp on October 31 to explain why he should not be held in contempt of court for that interview where he discussed the case.

At the start of the Guyger murder trial, Judge Kemp offered no verbal reprimands or displays, but showed frustration in the courtroom when she found out about the interview that had aired the night before.

In the court order, Judge Kemp states, "District Attorney John Creuzot did grant an interview which aired on KDFW Fox 4 television and online on September 22, 2019 and September 23, 2019 discussing the Amber Guyger case knowing the trial of the case was set- to begin September 23, 2019. Said action was in direct violation of the Court's Order restricting publicity and did obstruct the administration of justice and impair the ability of the Court to conduct its business with dignity and in an orderly and expeditious manner."



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