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DAs blast Kane

Published by James O'Toole on .


The Inquirer's Craig R. McCoy and Angela Couloumbis continue to be all over the controversy over Attorney General Kathleen Kane and her headline grabbing statements on the investigation of Jerry Sanduskey. From their latest:

"The leadership of the association for district attorneys in Pennsylvania on Tuesday criticized state Attorney General Kathleen G. Kane for comments that "disparaged" the prosecutors who convicted child molester Jerry Sandusky.

"The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association, in a statement endorsed by its executive committee, said that recommendations made by a law professor who investigated the Sandusky case were "overshadowed by the attorney general's continued public attacks on the successful work of career prosecutors."

" 'The focus on winning the news cycle must end,' the committee said in the statement

"It also chastised Kane for making remarks that have 'already been proven to be incorrect.'

"That was an especially blunt shot at Kane, whose office last week admitted she misspoke when she said that the prosecutors had failed to bring charges on behalf of one of Sandusky's victims.

"A day later, her staff acknowledged that the victim in question had testified at Sandusky's trial and that the former Penn State assistant coach had been convicted of molesting him.

"Late Tuesday, Kane responded in a statement, saying that she had highlighted valid points made by the consultant that were critical of the Sandusky probe.

" 'There is no question that there were inexplicable delays and failures to take basic investigative steps early on in this investigation," she said.''

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