Hennepin County Lawyer’s Workplace asks decide to rethink order disqualifying prosecutors in Floyd case

Hennepin County Attorney's Office asks judge to reconsider order disqualifying prosecutors in Floyd case


Updated: September 14, 2020 03:58 PM

Created: September 14, 2020 03:33 PM

The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office on Monday filed a motion for a judge to reconsider his order to disqualify four prosecutors from the cases related to George Floyd’s death.

The motion also included an affidavit by William J. Wernz, the former director of the Minnesota Office of Lawyers Professional Responsibility and a past president of the Association of Professional Responsibility Lawyers, in which he concluded, “…in my opinion, the interviews of the Hennepin County Medical Examiner by HCAO (Hennepin County Attorney’s Office) did not furnish any basis for a conclusion that they violated Rule 3.7.”