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Eric Dexheimer

Investigative reporter

Eric Dexheimer has been a member of the Statesman's investigative team since 2006. Prior to moving to Austin, he worked for newspapers in Denver, Portland, Oregon, and New York.

Latest from Eric Dexheimer

Dallas district attorney to undertake ‘full review’ of Dyer case
 The Dallas County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would undertake a full review of the events surrounding the death of Graham Dyer, an 18-year-old who died nearly four years ago in the custody of Mesquite police officers. The development comes less than a week after an American-Statesman article described...

Posted: 3 days ago

The Dallas County district attorney’s office announced Wednesday that it would undertake a full review of the events surrounding the death of Graham Dyer, an 18-year-old who died nearly four years ago in the custody of Mesquite police officers. The development comes less than a week after an American-Statesman article described...
Parents of teen who died in police custody testify for change in law
 The parents of a teen who died while in custody of the Mesquite Police Department stayed up late Monday night to share their son’s story with legislators in an effort to persuade them that a law allowing police departments to withhold investigative records from the public needs to be changed. Kathy and Robert Dyers’ appearance...

Posted: 4 days ago

The parents of a teen who died while in custody of the Mesquite Police Department stayed up late Monday night to share their son’s story with legislators in an effort to persuade them that a law allowing police departments to withhold investigative records from the public needs to be changed. Kathy and Robert Dyers’ appearance...
Parents of teen who died in police custody call for state law changes
 10:35 p.m. update: The parents of a teen who died while in custody of the Mesquite Police Department traveled to Austin on Monday night to share their son’s story with legislators in an effort to convince them that a state law allowing police departments to withhold their investigative records, even when a suspect has died, needs to...

Posted: 5 days ago

10:35 p.m. update: The parents of a teen who died while in custody of the Mesquite Police Department traveled to Austin on Monday night to share their son’s story with legislators in an effort to convince them that a state law allowing police departments to withhold their investigative records, even when a suspect has died, needs to...
Texas police withheld records of their son’s death. Now they know why.
 Kathy and Robert Dyer received the phone call out of every parent’s nightmares at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2013. A Mesquite police officer was telling them their 18-year-old son, Graham, was in the hospital with a serious head injury. They should come as quickly as possible. They sped in the dark south to Dallas from their home on a dirt...

Posted: 9 days ago

Kathy and Robert Dyer received the phone call out of every parent’s nightmares at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2013. A Mesquite police officer was telling them their 18-year-old son, Graham, was in the hospital with a serious head injury. They should come as quickly as possible. They sped in the dark south to Dallas from their home on a dirt...
EXCLUSIVE: Texas police withheld records of their son’s death. Now they know why.
 Kathy and Robert Dyer received the phone call out of every parent’s nightmares at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2013. A Mesquite police officer was telling them their 18-year-old son, Graham, was in the hospital with a serious head injury. They should come as quickly as possible. They sped in the dark south to Dallas from their home on a dirt...

Posted: 9 days ago

Kathy and Robert Dyer received the phone call out of every parent’s nightmares at 3 a.m. on Aug. 14, 2013. A Mesquite police officer was telling them their 18-year-old son, Graham, was in the hospital with a serious head injury. They should come as quickly as possible. They sped in the dark south to Dallas from their home on a dirt...
A 4/20 VICTORY?: Texas regulators won’t punish teacher for getting high in Colorado
 In a move that could be good news for some future pot tourists, Texas education officials have officially dropped their case against an El Paso-area teacher who argued she shouldn’t be punished for a positive marijuana test because she had ingested the drug while vacationing in Colorado, where its use is legal. Texas’s State Board...

Posted: 9 days ago

In a move that could be good news for some future pot tourists, Texas education officials have officially dropped their case against an El Paso-area teacher who argued she shouldn’t be punished for a positive marijuana test because she had ingested the drug while vacationing in Colorado, where its use is legal. Texas’s State Board...
Texas regulators won’t punish teacher for getting high in Colorado
 In a move that could be good news for some future pot tourists, Texas education officials have officially dropped their case against an El Paso-area teacher who argued she shouldn’t be punished for a positive marijuana test because she had ingested the drug while vacationing in Colorado, where its use is legal. Texas’s State Board...

Posted: 9 days ago

In a move that could be good news for some future pot tourists, Texas education officials have officially dropped their case against an El Paso-area teacher who argued she shouldn’t be punished for a positive marijuana test because she had ingested the drug while vacationing in Colorado, where its use is legal. Texas’s State Board...
Extra pay for Texas county judges could take big jump
 Two bills being considered by state lawmakers have the potential to boost by 60 percent a controversial salary supplement offered to constitutional county judges – the biggest pay rate jump being proposed for any of the state’s judges. An American-Statesman investigation last year found that some county judges exploited a little-known...

1:02 PM Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

Two bills being considered by state lawmakers have the potential to boost by 60 percent a controversial salary supplement offered to constitutional county judges – the biggest pay rate jump being proposed for any of the state’s judges. An American-Statesman investigation last year found that some county judges exploited a little-known...
Extra pay for Texas county judges could take big jump
 Two bills being considered by state lawmakers have the potential to boost by 60 percent a controversial salary supplement offered to constitutional county judges — the biggest pay rate jump being proposed for any of the state’s judges. An American-Statesman investigation in 2016 found that some county judges exploited a little-known...

1:00 PM Wednesday, Mar. 15, 2017

Two bills being considered by state lawmakers have the potential to boost by 60 percent a controversial salary supplement offered to constitutional county judges — the biggest pay rate jump being proposed for any of the state’s judges. An American-Statesman investigation in 2016 found that some county judges exploited a little-known...
How Travis County keeps some case records from domestic abuse victims
 When Tara Coronado asked last year to see a copy of the agreement her ex-husband had signed with Travis County prosecutors to settle criminal charges that he’d hit her, she had no idea what a dust-up she would cause. The office of Travis County Attorney David Escamilla wouldn’t turn over the document. Now, nearly a year on, Coronado&rsquo...

12:21 AM Saturday, Feb. 25, 2017

When Tara Coronado asked last year to see a copy of the agreement her ex-husband had signed with Travis County prosecutors to settle criminal charges that he’d hit her, she had no idea what a dust-up she would cause. The office of Travis County Attorney David Escamilla wouldn’t turn over the document. Now, nearly a year on, Coronado&rsquo...
How Travis County keeps some case records from domestic abuse victims
 When Tara Coronado asked last year to see a copy of the agreement her ex-husband had signed with Travis County prosecutors to settle criminal charges that he’d hit her, she had no idea what a dust-up she would cause. The office of Travis County Attorney David Escamilla wouldn’t turn over the document. Now, nearly a year on, Coronado&rsquo...

10:58 PM Friday, Feb. 24, 2017

When Tara Coronado asked last year to see a copy of the agreement her ex-husband had signed with Travis County prosecutors to settle criminal charges that he’d hit her, she had no idea what a dust-up she would cause. The office of Travis County Attorney David Escamilla wouldn’t turn over the document. Now, nearly a year on, Coronado&rsquo...