DA's office investigating whether racist e-mail message forged
By Melody Mcdonald and Martha Deller
Fort Worth Star-Telegram Staff Writers, March 19, 2008
FORT WORTH -- The Tarrant County district attorney's office is investigating whether someone forged a racist e-mail that was allegedly sent by state District Judge Elizabeth Berry and circulated around the courthouse.
Berry has emphatically denied that she sent the e-mail, which she said was a fake. The e-mail prompted two black defense attorneys to ask that Berry be recused from hearing all of their clients' cases. One of those defense attorneys, Glynis McGinty, has since withdrawn her request to have Berry taken off her cases.
Alan Levy, chief of the criminal division of the district attorney's office, declined to comment on the investigation. Those closely connected to the case said they welcome the district attorney's inquiry.
"We are fully cooperating with the district attorney's office and we look forward to the conclusion of the DA's investigation, which is going to prove that the e-mail was a total forgery," said attorney Reagan Wynn, who is representing Berry in the investigation.
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