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Monday, March 12, 2012

Ind. Decisions - Supreme Court issues public reprimand to Carl J. Brizzi

In In the Matter of Carl J. Brizzi, a 5-0, 13-page, per curiam disciplinary action filed this afternoon at 3:31 PM, the Court writes:

We find that Respondent, Carl J. Brizzi, engaged in attorney misconduct by making public statements as a prosecutor that had a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing adjudicative proceedings and a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the criminal defendants. For this misconduct, we find that Respondent should receive a public reprimand. * * *

The Court concludes that Respondent violated Indiana Professional Conduct Rules 3.6(a) and 3.8(f) by making public statements as a prosecutor that had a substantial likelihood of materially prejudicing an adjudicative proceeding and a substantial likelihood of heightening public condemnation of the criminal defendants. For Respondent's professional misconduct, the Court imposes a public reprimand.

The actions charged related to the Bruce Mendenhall case, the Desmond Turner and James Stewart (Hamilton Ave. slayings) cases.

Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 12, 2012 04:22 PM
Posted to Ind. Sup.Ct. Decisions