AUSTIN (AP) - A conservative Christian group has filed an ethics
complaint against a federal prosecutor.
The group argues that U.S. Attorney Johnny Sutton mishandled the
case of two Border Patrol agents. The agents were convicted of
shooting a fleeing drug suspect and hiding evidence.
In the complaint, Kentucky-based Christians Reviving America's
Values asked the Texas Bar Association to investigate Sutton,
arguing that he willfully misled the jury to convict Border Patrol
Agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean.
A federal jury in Texas convicted Ramos and Compean of assault,
obstruction of justice and civil rights violations in the wounding
of Osvaldo Aldrete Davila on the Texas border near El Paso in 2005.
A federal judge sentenced Compean to 12 years in prison and Ramos
to 11 years.
Appeals are pending in the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
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