Prosecutor’s hitting on crime victim

by Walter Olson on September 18, 2010

“Inappropriate but did not amount to misconduct?” Really? [Crime and Federalism, Journal Sentinel; Calumet County, Wisconsin]


1 Doug 09.18.10 at 10:40 pm

I live several counties away from this DA, but he has had good legal reputation, and won a conviction against Stephen Avery for a heinous murder several years ago. But, really, his personal life has become a train wreck and I think it will now affect his work as a DA. Can you imagine being grilled by a defense attorney as to whether you hit on that domestic violence victim? He was very lucky this prosecution was not tainted. He should resign.

2 William Nuesslein 09.19.10 at 10:45 am

The use of the term “hit on” is interesting.

3 Jane 09.21.10 at 8:19 am

Wouldn’t the defendant have been entitled to have the DA recused? The DA’s sexting the victim was deplorable and he should removed from office but doesn’t this also raise issues regarding his ability to fairly prosecute the defendant?

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