Crime & Courts

November 26, 2012

From DA to judge, Clark Owens had front-row seat to crime in Sedgwick County

It was Sedgwick County’s version of the O.J. trial, and the verdict probably cost District Attorney Clark Owens his job. “It was a very divisive verdict,” Owens said. “When the public sees a perceived injustice, they want somebody’s head. I was the person available.” Today, Owens looks back at that 1988 election loss as a blessing. He went on to a 22-year career as a district court judge. A judge’s hours are better, he said, and so is the pension.

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