In 1991, Dallas County Commissioner John Wiley Price was found guilty of a misdemeanor. He was sentenced to 75 days in jail for breaking the windshield wipers off a woman’s car during a protest. Here is news coverage from KERA-TV of his weeklong trial and sentencing more than 20 years ago.
“I did not do anything wrong,” Price said back in 1991. “OK? And I contend that this is the system. This is the system. You understand that. It’s a racist system."
This week, federal officials charged Price with accepting $900,000 in bribes in exchange for political favors, including votes for specific projects. Price has pleaded not guilty.
Here's the video from the KERA-TV show News Addition: