MOORHEAD, Minn. (AP) — The Clay County attorney has disciplined two prosecutors who made derogatory comments about a jury on Facebook.
KFGO-AM reports the assistant county attorneys posted the remarks after a jury found a man not guilty of sexual misconduct. Prosecutor Pam Harris referred to the jury as “12 idiots.” Prosecutor Jenny Samarzja replied with the comment, “Wake up people.”READ MORE: Eli Hart Killing: Mother Accused Of Murdering 6-Year-Old Son To Appear In Court Tuesday
Clay County Attorney Brian Melton says he apologized to the jurors because the remarks were “completely and utterly wrong.” He says his office investigated the prosecutors after courthouse staff told him about the comments.READ MORE: Chemical Spill Prompts Hotel Evacuation In Bloomington
Melton says the attorneys have been given written reprimands and it’s possible they could be further disciplined.MORE NEWS: Mosquitoes Mostly Missing, But Twin Cities Thick With Ticks
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