Did judge overstep in appointing defense attorney as special prosecutor in DA’s case?
In a highly unusual and contentious move, a Philadelphia judge last week appointed a defense attorney as a special prosecutor for a probation-violation hearing, saying the District Attorney’s Office had acted inappropriately.
Common Pleas Judge Anne Marie Coyle said during a hearing Thursday that she had the authority to assign the special prosecutor, James Lloyd. However, prosecutors in the DA’s Office and the defendant’s attorney strongly disagreed.
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