A misconduct complaint against St. Louis Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch was filed Monday in response to his highly-criticized oversight of the Ferguson grand jury proceedings.
Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys Kathi Alizadeh and Sheila Whirley have also been named in the complaint, which was filed by the founder of the Ethics Project, Christi Griffin, and six other attorneys and citizens. The complaint, filed with the Missouri Office of Chief Disciplinary Counsel, charges that McCulloch violated at least 15 professional codes of conduct in his handling of the case which saw Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson cleared of any wrongdoing in the shooting death of unarmed 18-year-old Michael Brown on August 9, 2014.
The transcripts and other documents helped bring the complaint forward, “because as long as the police can expect not to be prosecuted for their misconduct, they will continue to over-police, they will continue to abuse citizens, they will continue to use excessive force,” Griffin told St. Louis Public Radio on Monday.
Griffin’s complaint charges McCulloch with “gross failure to vigorously represent their client—the citizens of St. Louis, Missouri, in their capacity as prosecutors.”
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