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Pulaski County Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen on Tuesday rejected defense attorney Bill James’ challenge to the legality of the $25,000 fine the judge imposed upon him for breaking Griffen’s rules in the manslaughter trial of fired Little Rock police officer Josh Hastings.


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Arkansas, Pages 9 on 06/26/2013

Print Headline: Judge spurns bid to toss out contempt fine/He rules Hastings’ lawyer disobeyed testimony limits

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  • billg3112091102
    June 26, 2013 at 10:38 a.m.

    Lawyer needs to get his act together and not upset the judge. As far as the case, I thought anyone hurt while committing a felony had no recourse because of their actions. You are responsible if you get hurt while breaking the law. I feel sorry for the parents of the child hurt during the commission of the crime. Police have a tough job and have to make decisions quickly. I feel for the policeman also, he probably is suffering too knowing he had to take the life of young man committing a felony.

  • arkyparky
    June 26, 2013 at 10:53 a.m.

    i dont know if i'd contest this-james might wind up in jail or disbarred.