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May 3, 2012

Jamille Bradfield
Media Relations/Public Information Requests
Dallas County District Attorneys Office
Dear Ms. Bradfield,
This request is made under the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552, Texas
Government Code, which guarantees the publics access to information in the custody of
governmental agencies. I respectfully request copies of the information:
1. Records that show the dates when DNA tests were completed for the 24 Dallas County
defendants who have been exonerated by such tests. This request would include the most
recent test on file, as well as earlier tests.
2. Records that show the date when these tests were received by the Dallas County District
Attorneys Office.
We specifically request that any information included in the tests that clearly is not
releasable under the TPIA not be included. Our request is narrowly focused on the dates. For
example, a document such as a cover sheet with the name of the defendant and the date of
the tests is sufficient to comply with our request.
I respectfully ask that the information I request be provided to me in electronic form, such as
a PDF. If that is not possible, I ask that I be provided paper copies of the requested
documents.
Disclosure is in the public interest because its intended use if for a news story that contains
information that primarily benefits the general public. I therefore request a waiver of all fees
and charges pursuant to Section 552.267 of the act. If the decision is made not to waive the
fees, I ask to review the disclosed material and mark those portions I wish to have copied, as
if permitted under the TPIA.
Please contact me if you need any additional information about this request. My direct phone
number is 214.977.8070. My e-mail address is etimms@dallasnews.com.
Regards,

Ed Timms