Report questions prosecution in Lansi...

Report questions prosecution in Lansing killing

There are 6 comments on the WOOD-TV Grand Rapids story from Aug 20, 2008, titled Report questions prosecution in Lansing killing. In it, WOOD-TV Grand Rapids reports that:

An assistant county prosecutor lost his job Wednesday after the release of an attorney general's investigation into the handling of a wrongful conviction in a 2005 killing.

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Holt, MI

#1 Aug 20, 2008
someone else needs to be looked at on this one.

United States

#2 Aug 20, 2008
Remember this come election time, fine citizens.

This same office STILL tried to get the case against Mr. McCollum dropped 'without prejudice', leaving the door open to charge Mr. McCollum in connection with the professor's death, at a later date.

Heads should be ROLLING, from the top down. Mr. Cox, your name is rather fitting.
Concerned Citizen

Auburn, CA

#3 Aug 25, 2008
The news of a Ingham County prosecuting attorney ignoring evidence and proceeding with a case doesn't surprise me. There are doing the same thing with another pending case as we speak. In their eyes, it is more important to get a conviction...who cares if the person is guilty or not. Ignore evidence pointing to someone being innocent of a crime. It's just someone's life they are ruining.

This prosecuting attorney better face some harsh penalties in this matter. Losing a job is nothing compared to what Mr. McCollum went through.

Riverside, CA

#4 Aug 25, 2008
Why no prosecution? Wasn't the ops oath to tell the whole truth? He testified and "forgot" to testify they knew the guy was innocent.

Pinckney, MI

#5 Aug 26, 2008
It is a sad day for justice system in MI in the eyes of truth. To run over someones rights with out reguard to evidince makes you think.
How many times has this been done.

Since: Jun 08

United States

#6 Sep 23, 2008
The Ingham County Prosecutor doesn't care about your rights. With that being said, they do not care if you are innocent. It is the prosecution which is of their utmost importance.

Indeed, they are currently trying a case right now, with no evidence and clearly annoyed that this innocent man refuses to take a plea for something he didn't do.

They are responsible for wasting the taxpayers money on these cases with no merit and then have the audacity to be annoyed when someone doesn't lay down and have their rights stripped from them.

They shouldn't be fired, they should have to spend the same amount of time in jail that the person they wrongfully prosecuted had, so they can truly understand the impact that they have done on these individuals and their families.

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