HCCLA Calls for an Independent Investigation of Improper Conduct of Former Harris County Prosecutor Dan Rizzo
Houston, Texas – November 17, 2014 – The Harris County Criminal Lawyers Association (HCCLA) strongly condemns the conduct by former Harris County Assistant District Attorney Dan Rizzo when he used a grand jury to intimidate an alibi witness in a capital murder case. Rizzo’s conduct was an abuse of power by a prosecutor charged with the obligation to seek justice in every case.
HCCLA is calling for an independent investigation into his improper conduct during the Alfred Brown grand jury proceedings. An independent investigation should determine whether or not his improper conduct violated the law or his ethical obligations as a prosecutor serving the citizens of Harris County.