I wouldn’t want the cold steel to make him uncomfortable…
DURHAM, N.C. (AP) — Attorneys for three Duke lacrosse players who were falsely accused of rape asked a judge Friday to hold the prosecutor in the case in criminal contempt of court.
Mike Nifong “personally engaged in a pattern of official prosecutorial misconduct, which violated at least a dozen laws, rules and court orders designed to protect due process and the pursuit of truth,” the attorneys wrote in their request.
They wrote that the scope of Nifong’s misconduct “shocks the conscience and defies any notion of accident or negligence.”
A disciplinary committee of the North Carolina State Bar disbarred Nifong on June 16. He has submitted his resignation as Durham County’s district attorney.
If Superior Court Judge W. Osmond Smith III finds Nifong in contempt he could be jailed up to 30 days and fined up to $500.
Not nearly severe enough for all the damage he caused, but it’s a start.