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Andrea Ball

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Andrea Ball has worked for the Statesman since 1999, focusing on issues including mental health, poverty and nonprofits. Before that, she worked at newspapers in New York and North Carolina.

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Texas police rarely faulted as 289 suspects died in their custody
 In the past decade, 289 people have died in the custody of Texas law enforcement after what were almost always aggressive clashes with police. Yet even when officers violated use-of-force policies – using banned tactics, for example, or failing to promptly summon medical help for an injured prisoner — it was rare for them to be...

Posted: 11 days ago

In the past decade, 289 people have died in the custody of Texas law enforcement after what were almost always aggressive clashes with police. Yet even when officers violated use-of-force policies – using banned tactics, for example, or failing to promptly summon medical help for an injured prisoner — it was rare for them to be...
STATESMAN INVESTIGATES: Texas police rarely faulted as 289 suspects died in their custody
 The end of their lives were violent, sometimes hauntingly so. An 18-year-old, his hands and feet bound in the back of a Mesquite police car, thrashing from a Taser used on his genitals. A 52-year-old Rockdale man with the scars of 48 Taser marks on his back. A 42-year-old man hogtied by deputies in Houston, in apparent violation...

Posted: 11 days ago

The end of their lives were violent, sometimes hauntingly so. An 18-year-old, his hands and feet bound in the back of a Mesquite police car, thrashing from a Taser used on his genitals. A 52-year-old Rockdale man with the scars of 48 Taser marks on his back. A 42-year-old man hogtied by deputies in Houston, in apparent violation...
Greg Kelley faces uphill legal battle to gain freedom
 Things are looking better for Greg Kelley than they have in a long time. Authorities have zeroed in on a suspect they believe may have committed the crimes for which Kelley is imprisoned. He has his first court hearing on the merits of his case in three years. His supporters are holding rallies demanding his release. But winning exoneration...

Posted: 23 days ago

Things are looking better for Greg Kelley than they have in a long time. Authorities have zeroed in on a suspect they believe may have committed the crimes for which Kelley is imprisoned. He has his first court hearing on the merits of his case in three years. His supporters are holding rallies demanding his release. But winning exoneration...
Greg Kelley faces uphill battle for freedom
 Things are looking better for Greg Kelley than they have in a long time. Authorities have zeroed in on a suspect they believe might have committed the crimes for which Kelley is imprisoned. He soon will have his first court hearing on the merits of his case in three years. His supporters are holding rallies demanding his release. But winning...

Posted: 23 days ago

Things are looking better for Greg Kelley than they have in a long time. Authorities have zeroed in on a suspect they believe might have committed the crimes for which Kelley is imprisoned. He soon will have his first court hearing on the merits of his case in three years. His supporters are holding rallies demanding his release. But winning...
Judge issues order to return Greg Kelley to Williamson County’s custody
 A state district judge Friday issued an order to a state prison warden to immediately release Greg Kelley into the custody of Williamson County authorities, where he will remain in the county jail. Judge Donna King signed the “bench warrant” weeks before an August hearing for Kelley in which he is seeking to have his conviction...

Posted: 23 days ago

A state district judge Friday issued an order to a state prison warden to immediately release Greg Kelley into the custody of Williamson County authorities, where he will remain in the county jail. Judge Donna King signed the “bench warrant” weeks before an August hearing for Kelley in which he is seeking to have his conviction...
Williamson DA seeks to expedite Greg Kelley hearing amid new tips
 Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick confirmed Thursday that he and defense attorneys for Greg Kelley are attempting to move up a hearing set for August in which Kelley’s attorneys are seeking to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. Dick cited new information law enforcement is receiving as part...

Posted: 24 days ago

Williamson County District Attorney Shawn Dick confirmed Thursday that he and defense attorneys for Greg Kelley are attempting to move up a hearing set for August in which Kelley’s attorneys are seeking to overturn his conviction for sexually assaulting a 4-year-old boy. Dick cited new information law enforcement is receiving as part...
Greg Kelley’s sex abuse trial, like many, hinged on one child’s word
 When Greg Kelley went to jail in 2014 after being convicted of 
               super aggravated sexual assault
            , it was on the word of a 5-year-old child. There was no eyewitness, no physical evidence, no confession. But when the little boy told his story of molestation at a Cedar Park in-home day care center, he told it in graphic...

Posted: 30 days ago

When Greg Kelley went to jail in 2014 after being convicted of super aggravated sexual assault , it was on the word of a 5-year-old child. There was no eyewitness, no physical evidence, no confession. But when the little boy told his story of molestation at a Cedar Park in-home day care center, he told it in graphic...
Greg Kelley’s sex abuse trial, like many, hinged on one child’s word
 When Greg Kelley went to jail in 2014 after being convicted of super aggravated sexual assault, it was on the word of a 5-year-old child. There was no eyewitness, no physical evidence, no confession. But when the little boy told his story of molestation at a Cedar Park in-home day care, he told it in graphic detail. The jury believed him...

Posted: 30 days ago

When Greg Kelley went to jail in 2014 after being convicted of super aggravated sexual assault, it was on the word of a 5-year-old child. There was no eyewitness, no physical evidence, no confession. But when the little boy told his story of molestation at a Cedar Park in-home day care, he told it in graphic detail. The jury believed him...
How a possible suspect was ignored in Greg Kelley sex assault case
 Cedar Park police detectives never questioned a man who has emerged as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old and instead focused their investigation solely on Greg Kelley, whose subsequent conviction is now being called into question. But Johnathan McCarty’s name came up numerous times during the investigation which, according...

Posted: 30 days ago

Cedar Park police detectives never questioned a man who has emerged as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old and instead focused their investigation solely on Greg Kelley, whose subsequent conviction is now being called into question. But Johnathan McCarty’s name came up numerous times during the investigation which, according...
How a possible suspect was ignored in Greg Kelley sex assault case
 Cedar Park police detectives never questioned a man who has emerged as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old and instead focused their investigation solely on Greg Kelley, whose subsequent conviction is now being called into question. But Johnathan McCarty’s name came up numerous times during the investigation which,...

Posted: 30 days ago

Cedar Park police detectives never questioned a man who has emerged as a suspect in the sexual assault of a 4-year-old and instead focused their investigation solely on Greg Kelley, whose subsequent conviction is now being called into question. But Johnathan McCarty’s name came up numerous times during the investigation which,...
Greg Kelley supporters, Cedar Park police react to reopening of case
 Earlier: Greg Kelley’s girlfriend, Gaebri Anderson, said during a telephone interview Thursday morning that she was relieved and excited that there was another suspect in the case. “I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “I’ve waited for this for so long and I can’t wait for the truth to come out and...

4:32 PM Thursday, May. 25, 2017

Earlier: Greg Kelley’s girlfriend, Gaebri Anderson, said during a telephone interview Thursday morning that she was relieved and excited that there was another suspect in the case. “I’m at a loss for words,” she said. “I’ve waited for this for so long and I can’t wait for the truth to come out and...