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DA's Office issues statement about verdict in Haynes trial
The Jefferson County District Attorney's Office released a statement concerning the jury verdict in the trial of Jessie Haynes:
BEAUMONT, Texas - Following today's guilty verdict and sentencing of Jessie Haynes for Obstructing a Passageway, Criminal District Attorney Cory J. H. Crenshaw released this statement:
"Today is a milestone in the long road to bring accountability to BISD. While I understand that blocking a door to a hallways is not the most significant of crimes, this trial did provide all of us just a glimpse of the corruption that if left unchecked, will likely destroy what remains of our public school district. Looking back over t his past week, I am proud of the hard work of my team and I am proud of BISD Police Department Corporal Juan San Miguel who courageously took the stand and uncovered corruption in the face of great personal risk. Critics often claim racial bias in the effort to bring wrongdoers in the school district to justice. This trial with this jury and Judge Langston Adams presiding is proof that we do not convict based upon the color of our skin, we convict based upon the facts and the evidence. Hopefully this example of justice that is blind to color will bring us closer together as a community and soon we will see brighter days in Beaumont."