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LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

JANUARY 19, 2016 5:07 PM

Lew Powell: A panel for prosecutors

The Jan. 15 editorial β€œThe limits of zeal” contrasted the penalty given Christine Mumma with the absence of rebuke to prosecutors for the β€œmassive failure” that kept her client wrongfully imprisoned for more than 36 years.

It is not enough simply to point out this shameful disparity. The public embarrassment resulting from the hearing should move the North Carolina State Bar to empower a separate disciplinary panel to deal only with prosecutorial excesses. Such a panel would not lack for business.

LEW POWELL

CHARLOTTE