North Carolina state bar files ethics complaint against Durham DA Mike Nifong

The AP has the story:

The North Carolina bar filed an ethics complaint Thursday against the prosecutor in the Duke lacrosse case, accusing him of breaking four rules of professional conduct when speaking to the reporters about the sensational case.
The punishment for ethics violations can range from admonishment to disbarment.

Among the rules District Attorney Mike Nifong was accused of violating was a prohibition against making comments “that have a substantial likelihood of heightening public comdemnation of the accuser.”

Stay tuned to KC Johnson at the Durham in Wonderland blog, who writes in his latest post:

This complaint involves solely the procedurally improper public statements; it’s entirely possible that there could be more to come.

All things considered, I certainly hope so.

He’ll have an analysis posted by 7 tonight.

Update: Here’s KC’s analysis.

The ethics complaint can be read here.


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