Judge denies bid to dismiss prosecutors in NAU shooting case

 

September 22, 2017



FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) — A Coconino County judge rejected a request Friday to dismiss the county attorney's office from prosecuting a 2015 shooting case on the Northern Arizona University campus.

But Judge Dan Slayton appeared hesitant in issuing his decision, saying William Ring's office appeared to have taken missteps and should have set ground rules for how prosecutors would maintain a strict appearance of propriety with a law firm that employed Ring before he was elected county attorney last November.

Slayton said defense attorneys could file a special action challenging his decision....



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