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Clay County Prosecutors Disciplined Over Facebook Posts Disparaging Jury

 
Clay County Prosecutors Disciplined Over Facebook Posts Disparaging Jury
Posted Friday, August 22nd 2014 @ 5am

MOORHEAD, MN — Two Clay County prosecutors have been disciplined because of derogatory comments made about a jury on social media.  The remarks were posted on Facebook after a jury acquitted a man of sexual misconduct.  Following the verdict, prosecutor Pam Harris referred to the jury as "12 idiots."  Prosecutor Jenny Samarzja eplied in agreement with the words "wake up people."  Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says women's comments are indefensible, and his office began investigating the attorneys after he learned about the comments from a courthouse employee.  He says the attorneys have been given written reprimands, but says there's still the potential for more severe action, such as suspensions.

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