Trials & Litigation

Judge calls prosecutor's claims of secret case dismissals 'inaccurate and misleading'

Under fire from a Michigan prosecutor, a state-court judge says he has done nothing wrong, reports the Detroit Free Press.

Claims by Oakland County Prosecutor Jessica Cooper that he has secretly and illegally dismissed domestic violence cases are “inaccurate and misleading,” says 52nd District Judge Brian W. MacKenzie in a court filing.

At least five of the 33 cases Cooper cites in a contempt motion were overseen by other judges, says MacKenzie in the filing. “Of the remaining 26 cases, none of them were dismissed in whole or in part.”

See also: “Prosecutor asks circuit judge to hold district judge in contempt over secret case dismissals”

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