Dupree: Calls for Prosecutor’s Recusal in Brown Case ‘Are Deeply Reckless’
Former Deputy Assistant Attorney General Tom Dupree was on “The Kelly File” to discuss calls for St. Louis Prosecutor Robert McCulloch to recuse himself in the Michael Brown case.
McCulloch’s father, a police officer, was killed on the job by an African-American man in 1964. McCulloch has called on Gov. Jay Nixon to “man up” and decide whether or not he wants me to stay on the case.
Dupree said that people who are demanding that he recuse on that basis “are wrong, deeply reckless, and frankly irresponsible.”
“To question his integrity because his father was killed in the line of duty, to me it makes no sense,” he said.
“[There are] certain hardcore people out there that would view any outcome in this case short of indictment and conviction as illegitimate, that it would reflect the illegitimacy of the system. They don’t care about the process, they don’t care about whether the process was fair, they want a particular outcome and they’re not going to be satisfied with anything that falls short of that outcome.”
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