It’s An ‘Outrage’: Sheriff Rips Stanford Swimmer’s Short Sentence After Jail Release
The former Stanford University swimming star convicted of sexually assaulting an unconscious woman was released from jail, Dagen McDowell reported.
Brock Turner was released this morning after three months behind bars—half of his six month sentence.
Many have said his sentence was too lenient in the first place, McDowell said on Outnumbered.
“[It’s an] outrage! It was a rape conviction. He should not have done time in our jail. He should have been in state prison,” Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith told reporters.
“It should’ve been a state prison sentence. It’s a felony; it’s rape. Six months when you only do three is not correct,” Smith said.
Judge Aaron Persky, citing extraordinary circumstances—including Turner’s clean record beforehand—led him to award the short sentence.
There is a movement to have Persky recalled, McDowell said.
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