No Sorries Coming From Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - Shelby County District Attorney Amy Weirich has something to tell you. Listen up, ok? She has NO plans to resign from her job.

"This is the greatest job in the world," Weirich says, "Serving the community as District Attorney. As I've told young prosecutors, there are few things that bring me more pride than standing before a jury saying, 'I represent the state of Tennessee.'"

According to a study done by Harvard Law School, there were more cases of misconduct in Shelby County, and more cases reversed because of misconduct.

In one of her most publicized appearances, a court threw out the second degree murder conviction of Noura Jackson after allegations that Weirich failed to turn over a witness statement to defense lawyers. "I think what the public and what everybody has got to understand," according to Weirich, "Is, we are human. Prosecutors are going to make mistakes. But many more cases are dismissed because of judicial error and because of defense attorney error."

Former Public Defender Josh Spickler is now an advocate for changes in the justice system.

His group is now called Just City, and he wants the District Attorney to say just what her plans are to make sure mistakes don't happen again.

"I think at this point," Spickler said, ".I think we are beyond the point where we need to hear how this has been addressed."


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