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Alfred Dewayne Brown and Brian Stolarz Alfred Dewayne Brown (left) and his attorney, Brian Stolarz partner in Fox Rothschild in Washington, D.C.

A Fox Rothschild partner, who’s worked 12 years pro bono for a wrongfully convicted black man in Texas, found himself in the crosshairs of Houston police, who sought to make him the subject of a criminal inquiry.

Brian Stolarz of Washington, D.C., who won habeas corpus relief that freed Alfred Dewayne Brown from death row, was the target of a criminal complaint by the Houston Police Officers’ Union. That complaint came shortly after the union also urged Texas politicians to deny compensation for Brown’s wrongful incarceration on charges he murdered a Houston police officer.

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Angela Morris

Angela Morris is ALM Media's Texas litigation reporter. She covers lawsuits in all levels of Texas state and federal courts. Based in Austin, Morris earned journalism and government degrees from the University of Texas at Austin in 2006, and since then, has worked primarily as a reporter and writer, but also has skills in videography, photography and podcasts. Follow her on Twitter at @AMorrisReports.

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