September 23, 2010
ELLIS COUNTY — Police are accused of threatening a handcuffed prisoner.
The District Attorney is accused of withholding video implicating the police.
There are questions about the brand of justice being practiced in Ellis County. Is every resident accused of a crime getting a fair shake?
This past August, what little luck Marcos Longhurst of Ennis had was about to play out. He was on trial in Ellis County for allegedly beating his girlfriend and running from police.
But his court-appointed attorneys — Monica Bishop and Mark Griffith — felt they weren’t getting the full story from prosecutors and police.
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