Shuffle in DA's office in wake of 'BAT van' case

December 30, 2011 3:50:42 PM PST
We have an update now on a grand jury probe into the Harris County DA's handling of the alcohol testing vans.

We learned Friday that an assistant prosecutor who pled the Fifth in that investigation will no longer handle DWI cases.

Rachel Palmer refused to testify before the grand jury under the Fifth Amendment, protecting her from self incrimination. The investigation centered around what and when the DA knew about problems with the so called 'BAT' vans. Our 13 Undercover investigations exposed those problems back in March.

Palmer will now work within the appellate division, in what the DA's office calls a lateral move.