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My Camera Editorial Advisory Board comment published on June 20, 2009, in response to the Camera’s question: The new Boulder District Attorney Stan Garnett has made some headlines lately, first by terminating some prosecutors and naming incoming deputy district attorneys, and by announcing his plan to prosecute more cases in open trials. What do you think of the changes?

Changes in the Boulder District Attorney’s office were expected after an election. However, so was Stan Garnett living up to his pre-election online verbiage. In a post on “Liberal and Loving It,” Garnett said he would “implement changes fairly and carefully, with a minimum of disruption to people’s careers and the functioning of the office.” Then, once in office, he terminated experienced deputy district attorneys Colette Cribani, Bryan Quiram, Lisa Hunt, Phil Davis, Jessica Lasky and Chris Leh. One of the departing attorneys said the terminations were without cause.

Garnett’s actions don’t add up. He also ran on making the D.A.’s office more transparent. So before Garnett talks more about transparency, I’d like the facts that reveal whether he showed impropriety in firing successful and experienced trial lawyers and whether he made way for his political friends.

What are prosecutors in his office supposed to think? They are out if they don’t toe the line politically? Garnett should easily be able to clear up this matter. As I see it now, his cronies get trial experience while he gets more face time before the public, which puts him in a good position to run for another office after his stint as D.A.


Source: Daily Camera


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