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Lawyer charged with a felony for not “respecting mah authoritay!” (And giving candy to a client.)



This is worthy of a felony charge?  Sounds to me like the detention officers must have gone to the Eric Cartman school of law enforcement.

“PRESCOTT, Ariz. (AP) ―A lawyer has been arrested after he reportedly ignored orders not to give his shackled client a piece of candy in court, a Yavapai County sheriff's official said. Damon Rossi, 38, was arrested at his home on Thursday, a day after he asked two detention officers if he could feed his client a piece of candy, sheriff's spokesman Dwight D'Evelyn said on Friday. Rossi went ahead and gave the inmate the food despite being warned against it, reportedly asking the officers "what are you going to do, arrest me?"

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Rossi was arrested at his home in Prescott Valley about noon and booked into county jail on a felony count of providing contraband to an inmate. He was released on his own recognizance by early evening on Thursday.”

Source: Arizona Lawyer Arrested For Giving Client A Piece Of Candy In Prescott Valley - wbztv.com