Well, it couldn’t have happened to a nicer guy. Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard, who made a national name for himself last month when he brought criminal charges against the police officer who shot Rayshard Brooks in the parking lot of a Wendy’s…is now facing a criminal investigation of his own. It looks like terrible judgment is not the worst of Howard’s sins. While charging an officer for making what was plainly a justified kill during the course of his duties was a decision awful enough to tell us everything we needed to know about Howard’s integrity, it seems as though we actually underestimated just how corrupt this guy is.
From The Daily Wire:
The Georgia Bureau of Investigation has reportedly expanded its criminal investigation into Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard as new questions emerge about the grand jury subpoenas Howard’s office issued in the case involving the death of Rayshard Brooks.
Georgia Attorney General Chris Carr has asked the GBI to expand the scope of its current investigation regarding Howard after Carr learned about subpoenas Howard’s office issued regarding Officer Garrett Rolfe and the use of force against Brooks, whom Rolfe shot after he resisted arrest and fired a taser at him during a DUI arrest.
And what might be the problem with those grand jury subpoenas? Well, it’s just a small issue. Nothing, really. It’s just that, see, at the time Howard submitted those subpoenas…well…the grand jury wasn’t in session. Oops.
“The grand jury had been suspended on March 13 because of the COVID-19 pandemic,” reported Fox 5.
The local news outlet talked to law professor Gable Cino, who said, “It would be a violation of criminal law to make a knowingly false statement or misrepresentation in the subpoena which is a document that has been issued.”
Interestingly, the GBI already had Howard under investigation for funneling $140,000 in non-profit funds into a supplement for his own salary.
This is the fool that stood up in front of the press last month and concluded “at the time Mr. Brooks was shot that he did not pose an immediate threat of death or serious physical injury to the officer or officers.”
Which is the kind of thing you get to say when you don’t have to ever worry about trying to arrest a dangerous suspect yourself. One who has stolen the weapon on your belt and is literally in the process of using it on you when you pull the trigger. It’s the kind of thing you say when you spend your days holed up in the prosecutor’s office, dreaming up new ways to “supplement” your government salary with charity funds.
Throw this whole case out, and then put this degenerate behind bars.