Thursday, May 7, 2015

Prosecutor Gets Stayed Suspension For False Statement To Court

From the web page of the North Carolina State Bar

Paul Jackson, an assistant district attorney in Johnston County, falsely represented to the court that he had contacted the SBI Lab to obtain results of DNA testing. As a result, a criminal defendant did not receive timely disclosure of exculpatory evidence and spent over 500 days in custody before charges against him were dismissed. The DHC suspended Jackson for one year. The suspension is stayed for two years upon his compliance with enumerated conditions.

The criminal defendant was charged with, among other things, second degree rape of a mentally disabled person.

He would have still stayed in custody, according to the discipline order

Although Defendant's and his office's inaction resulted in De La Cruz unnecessarily spending over four months in 90nfinement on the pending criminal charges, De La Cruz nevertheless would have remained in custody under a deportation hold order by ICE.

The prosecutor had no prior discipline and cooperated in the bar investigation. (Mike Frisch)

https://lawprofessors.typepad.com/legal_profession/2015/05/from-the-web-page-of-the-north-carolina-state-bar-paul-jackson-an-assistant-district-attorney-in-johnston-county-falsely-r.html

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DA Paul Jackson is a “Dirty “ DA. I have read reviews on him and feel he is prejudiced and crooked.

Posted by: Barbara | Jan 28, 2022 1:30:31 PM

DA Paul Jackson should want thr TRUTH. He only wants personal gratification at any cost.

Posted by: Cathryn Murray | Apr 4, 2022 10:12:59 AM

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