SO LAST WEEK, MY USA TODAY COLUMN involved problems with the Kern County, CA prosecutor’s office. And now they’ve got more: Man gets new murder trial because of prosecutor conduct. Who’s in charge?
Meanwhile, I heard yesterday from a local TV station in Kern County that District Attorney Lisa Green claims that the offending assistant discussed in my column has been punished, because he’s been transferred to the crime lab. That’s not much of a “punishment” for misconduct that an appellate court called outrageous.
And has anyone asked California Attorney General Kamala Harris why her office chose to back up a prosecutor who committed such outrageous misconduct?