- Associated Press - Saturday, September 16, 2017

TACOMA, Wash. (AP) - Officials with the Washington State Bar Association have recommended that Pierce County prosecutor face a disciplinary hearing over his appearance on a talk show during a murder trial that might have violated rules of professional conduct.

The News Tribune reported (https://goo.gl/TU2AMa ) Friday that the Bar Association’s Office of Disciplinary Counsel made the recommendation Sept. 8 regarding Pierce County Prosecutor Mark Lindquist.

It stems from Lindquist’s appearance on the Nancy Grace show in February 2016 during a widely watched murder trial. Lindquist speculated about the motives of defendant Skylar Nemetz, saying among other things that his actions “add up to murder.”

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Asked for comment, Lindquist didn’t address the bar association letter directly. Instead he replied with a statement about staying focused on keeping the community safe.

His lawyer told the newspaper there’s “zero chance of a suspension coming out of this.”


Information from: The News Tribune, https://www.thenewstribune.com

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