The Harris County D.A.'s office won the Innocence Project of Texas' “Honesty and Integrity in Prosecution Award” last fall.
A new report claims Roman Polanski was nabbed after he said the D.A. had given up on getting him.
The D.A. agreed, and a new round of checking all the old leads began.
American English initialism for district attorney from 1934; for duck's ass haircut (or, as OED would have it, duck's arse), from 1951. The haircut so called for the shape of it at the back of the head.