Kitsap’s prosecutors won’t take on Pierce County detective’s threat caseAugust 26th, 2011 by josh farley
The Kitsap County Prosecutor’s Office, asked to review alleged threats made by a Pierce County Sheriff’s detective to a Pierce County deputy prosecutor, has declined to file charges, according to an article in the Tacoma News Tribune.
The News Tribune quoted a letter sent by Kitsap County’s Chief of Case Management Ione George:
“Under the law, we cannot file criminal charges just because we believe that a person committed a crime,” George wrote. “Rather, we must be able to prove the case to a jury beyond a reasonable doubt. After reviewing this case, I have concluded that our office could not meet that burden of proof.”
The circumstances of the threat are rather bizarre. Check out the story when you get a chance.