Friday, May 4, 2007

Recusal Of Prosecutor Ordered

The Louisiana Supreme Court recently held that a prosecutor must be removed from a case because he believed that the defendant had circulated salacious rumors against him and a member of his family. A court majority concluded that the defendant had shown, by a preponderance of evidence, that the prosecutor's personal feelings had influenced his handling of the case. The defendant was the police chief of Jena, Louisiana who was charged for failure to intervene in an assault by the mayor against a member of the town council. (Mike Frisch)

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