A North Carolina congressman has asked the U.S. Department of Justice to investigate Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's handling of the Duke lacrosse case.
In a letter to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales, U.S. Rep. Walter B. Jones said Nifong may have engaged in prosecutorial misconduct and violated the civil rights of the three lacrosse players charged with raping an escort service dancer hired to dance at a team party in March.
"May have engaged in prosecutorial misconduct", the article says. May have?
It's quite evident that he has abused his power, for the specific purpose of getting re-elected. Laws may have been broken, policies and precedures certainly appear to have been disregarded. I think that calling it misconduct, may be the understatement of the year.
All I can say is, it's about time that someone looks into this mess and makes a fair determination as to what is going on here. And if it found to be a situation where Mr. Nifong has been less than honest about this case, he needs to be removed from office, prosecuted, and sued. And if it is found that he violated these guys' civil rights, his personal assets need to be liquidated.
Here is another little tidbit that raises the question of prosecutorial misconduct:
DNA Does Not Match Players
No hard evidence, yet Nifong still refuses to drop the charges.