From the daily archives: Monday, September 1, 2014

A national set of Prosecution Standards provide very clear guidance on the types of conflicts of interest that would require a prosecutor to leave an investigation.  One specific conflict involves family members who are also lawyers involved in a case.  According to the standards, a “prosecutor should excuse himself or herself from the investigation and prosecution of any person who is represented by a lawyer related to the prosecutor as a parent, child, sibling, spouse, or domestic partner, or who has a significant financial relationship with the prosecutor.”

In the case of John Crawford III, the 21-year old man recently shot and killed by police at a […]

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Plunderbund is very disappointed in the decision issued last week by the Ohio Supreme Court related to our lawsuit against the Kasich administration for public records related to threats against the governor.  We believe it is one of the most damaging decisions impacting open government in years.

The court has effectively granted carte blanche to anyone in government to hide virtually any document by simply claiming it is a “security document” just like the Ohio Highway Patrol and the Ohio Department of Public Safety have done with the records we requested and were denied.

As the ACLU of Ohio […]

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