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originally posted by: Xcathdra
a reply to: GusMcDangerthing
The Union boss making a comment against a member to the media is not close to being on the same level as a prosecutor commenting in one direction or the other on a case he is supposed to review for charges.
Now, depending on what direction the PA goes, his decision will fall under a cloud of suspicion by both sides and in the end it could very well cause the officer to walk free, even if he is charged and convicted, by proprietorial misconduct. Once that occurs any type of retrial becomes a problem since it looks like the entire prosecution is based on politics and not the law.
As a prime example look at the 6 Baltimore PD officers. The PA for Baltimore had her public speech announcing the charges and her personal opinion used against her with complaints filed over her conduct. The officers that faced trial were found not guilty, resulting in the remaining charges against the officers who didnt go to trial being dropped.