John Bradley Attempts To Create Himself A New Position
We reported last week that sources stated former Williamson County DA John Bradley is in "secret talks" to have two positions created for him at the county level. Sources indicate that Bradley wants to "take over" appeals for indigent defendants on a contractual basis, essentially making him a county employee.
Sources state Bradley requested two positions be created, one for him and the other for Kristin Jernigan, the current appellate attorney at the DA’s office. Jernigan played a key role in fighting DNA evidence in the Michael Morton case. Jernigan argued DNA relevance even after a DNA hit was received on Norwood in both the Morton and Baker case.
According to sources, Bradley has already met with “one or more” District Judges and is in the process of "setting up" meetings with county commissioners and is trying to “quickly and quietly” push this through. This is baffling and quite ironic considering Bradley has cost Williamson County hundreds of thousands of dollars fighting appeals and embarrassment on a national level.
According to sources, outrage ensued at the notion Bradley would be hired by TDCJ as the Special Prosecution Unit Director, which prosecutes crimes committed in state prisons and juvenile detention facilities and is in charge of civil commitments of sexual predators. Sources have stated due to the outrage, he may be out of the running for that position. One source at the state level said that Bradley’s chances of being “hired” for this position are “done”. The source said “Bradley is toxic and everyone knows it.”
One source stated that an item set on the Commissioners Court agenda related to indigent defense is possibly going to be Bradley's "end around back-door way in". Now we wait to see what the Commissioner Court will do.