Is AZ Sherriff Damaging Prosecution's Case?

Posted by Brian
I posted on Tuesday that if I were the Defense Attorney for Jared Loughner, I would be thanking my lucky stars for Pima County Sheriff Dupnik in helping me set up my defense. Finally, a former Judge comes out and says that he is damaging the prosecution every time he opens his mouth.  More damaging, he asks what the Sheriff may be hiding, to come out so strong with absolutely no evidence to back up his assertions.  The plot thickens.

Sheriff Dupnik Of Pima County
Former Judge to AZ Sheriff: ‘Shut Up Before You Do Any More Damage to the Prosecution’s Case’
Wednesday, January 12, 2011
By Nicholas Ballasy

(CNSNews.com) - Rep. Louis Gohmert (R.-Texas), a former prosecutor and judge and a current member of the House Judiciary Committee, is offering some advice to Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik, who has gained national attention since Saturday for his suggestions that radio and television talk shows were somehow responsible for the shooting attack in Tucson that took the lives of 6 people and wounded 14 others, including Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Says Rep. Gohmert to the sheriff: “Shut up before you do any more damage to the prosecution’s case.”

At the Capitol on Wednesday, Gohmert told CNSNews.com, “As far as advice for the sheriff, you know, he’s an elected official. He’s an American. He’s not prohibited by law from making the ridiculous statements that he has that do more to help the defendant than they do anyone else, including the victims. And so, I know as a former prosecutor, my advice to the sheriff would be to shut up before you do any more damage to the prosecution’s case.”

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