Release of the complaint, which was made Dec. 2 and is being investigated by the Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility, came after a sealed motion and a closed hearing. Prosecutors argued against revealing the complaint, saying the individuals named in the complaint did not testify at trial and the issues involving disclosure of evidence to the defense had already been handled at the trial.
The judge said their argument “misses the mark.”
“It seems abundantly clear that providing public access to this complaint, which raises issues that question both the integrity of the proceedings and the law enforcement process in this case, is appropriate and, indeed, required,” he wrote.
But he also wrote, “whether the allegation in the complaint is true and, if true, whether it bears on the outcome of the trial remains to be seen.”