Charges Dismissed Against Yoakum Police Investigator

Written by Emily Collins

After months of investigation, federal charges against Yoakum Police Investigator Collin Campbell have been dropped.

Since May 2009, the Case of Calvin Lee Miller versus Investigator Campbell, the Fort Bend County Sheriff's Department, and Fort Bend County Sheriff Deputy Keith Pikett has been pending in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Texas, Victoria Division.

Campbell was sued by Miller, a cleared suspect in the 'Twilight' rapist case, for what Miller claims was faulty evidence used to keep him in jail for two months charged with the rape of two elderly women living in Yoakum.

On Tuesday, Calvin Miller's Defense Attorney Rex Easley Jr. told Newscenter 25 that he dismissed the charges filed against Investigator Campbell on Monday after he determined that Campbell did not have enough knowledge of the way the scent dogs worked in the investigation of Miller to justify suing him individually.

"I filed a motion with the federal court, Judge Rainy, to dismiss him and on Monday the Judge ordered his dismissal," said Easley.

The remaining defendants, who Easley says he believes have the most liability in the case, are former Fort Bend County Sheriff's Deputy Keith Pikett and Pikett's employer at the time, the Fort Bend County Sheriff.

Pikett is accused of using what Easley calls a "Junk Science Injustice," by using faulty dog scent lineups in the rape case against Miller and thousands of others.

Depositions against the two have been set for the end of March.

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