Allegations of Inappropriate Behavior Spur Effort to Recall County Attorney in Nebraska
Posted Sep 7, 2011 10:03 AM CST
By Debra Cassens Weiss
Commissioners in Nebraska’s York County are trying to initiate a recall of County Attorney Bill Sutter after the prosecutor reportedly refused a request to resign.
The commissioners acted after hearing complaints from Deputy County Attorney Candace Dick and two other office employees, report the York News-Times and the Associated Press. Their written allegations, read into the public record, claim Sutter made inappropriate comments and indicated he did not want to prosecute cases involving the viewing of child porn.
The statement alleges that Sutter made comments about his scrotum to a secretary, described law enforcement personnel as “morons” and “idiots,” commented on an expert’s legs during a preliminary hearing, takes long lunches and goofs off in the office. When approached about low morale, he allegedly responded that he "doesn’t really give a ----."
The ABA Journal was unable to reach Sutter for immediate comment in calls placed to his office and his home. He denied any wrongdoing when contacted by the Associated Press. "I have performed [the duties of] my office," he said. "I'm shocked and dismayed."