Susan Reed

Paul Flahive, Texas Public Radio

Nicolas 'Nico' LaHood will be only the second Bexar County District Attorney in the 21st century. After beating Susan Reed--Bexar County's first female DA and 16-year veteran of the office-- in November he changed the political stripe of the office.

When he is confirmed later this week, we will see how he changes the focus of one of the busiest District Attorney's offices in the state.

His predecessor was known for her 'Tough on Crime' approach to law enforcement. One of Reed's more controversial stances were on blood draws from people who refused breathalyzer tests. 

Bexar County

A new diversion program in Bexar County will allow young adult offenders ages 17-21 a chance to correct one-time indiscretions that have gotten them into trouble.

District Attorney Susan Reed said the M.I.L.E.S. program -- Meaningful Intervention Leading to Enduring Success -- will protect young offenders from spending their lives paying for one mistake as they begin their military, college, or work careers.

Bexar County District Attorney Susan Reed and County Commissioner Kevin Wolff
Eileen Pace / Texas Public Radio

The Justice of the Peace in Precinct 3 has been a part-time position for 30 years, through all of Judge Keith Baker’s tenure while he maintained a separate law practice. After a recent audit showed 10,000 warrants have been in limbo in his court since January, Judge Baker announced he will retire at the end of this year.

First, District Attorney Susan Reed got the word out that all of those warrants will be served within the next two weeks.