Monday, March 29, 2010

Hinds County DA Smith wants a grand jury investigation of Jackson PD over handling of Irby case

I caught this on WLBT's 10 p.m. report, and I couldn't help noticing something incongruous.  To make a really long story short, Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith is concerned about how the Jackson Police Department handled the investigation of the wreck involving Karen Irby and two young doctors.  Originally, JPD investigators determined that Karen Irby had been driving around 114 mph when she crossed lanes into oncoming traffic and collided with the truck carrying the doctors.  As the DA's Office prepared for trial, they discovered that there were numerous mistakes in the crash investigation, and they blame the accident reconstruction detective, who isn't board certified.  The DA now wants the grand jury to investigate JPD.

Here's the problem: For 12 years, nearly every law enforcement agency north of I-10 sent nearly every corpse it had to a guy who wasn't certified to do autopsies, and nobody wants to investigate that....

1 comment:

Justin said...

It's a dog and pony show.

He knew she was pleading to that all along, or at least he hoped.

Now he has to show why he let her.

Not a news story.

Not a conspiracy.

Just a bad investigation.

Par for the course.