Tarrant County DA hires former Dallas police official to run investigative division

January 3, 2018

Naheed Rajwani, Staff writer

A recently retired Dallas police assistant chief will lead the Tarrant County district attorney’s investigative division, officials announced on Wednesday.

Tammie Hughes worked at the Dallas Police Department for 33 years and rose quickly in Chief David Brown’s command staff before retiring at the end of last year. She’d worked in the public integrity unit, the internal affairs division and the training division.

Hughes will take her skills to Tarrant County District Attorney Sharen Wilson’s office, where she will be one of the top four officials. The previous investigative division chief retired last year.

Hughes started the job on Tuesday. She will oversee more than 40 investigators who help prosecutors prepare for trial.

“She has dedicated herself to the same principles of accountability, transparency and enhanced communication on which we model our practices, and is every bit as personable as she is professional,” Wilson said in a written statement announcing the hire.