As has been reported, felony charges against Columbia Packing Co., the slaughterhouse accused of putting pig blood into the Trinity River, were dropped this week by the District Attorney’s office without much explanation or comment. Councilman Dwaine Caraway has claimed the investigation was “mishandled” by one of the organizations involved. Those would be the Dallas County Health and Human Services, Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, and the Environmental Protection Agency.
Well it looks like the Dallas County Health and Human Services is taking the blame from D.A. Craig Watkins. And it’s not just a mishandling. “They violated the law,” Watkins said to D Academy this afternoon. “And I’ll leave it at that.”