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Firing of HCMC nurse prompts review of sexual assault cases

 

November 12, 2019

MARK VANCLEAVE – Star Tribune

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he was "certain" the revelation would lead defense attorneys to request dismissing charges in cases involving the nurse, or, to ask for new trials.

The Hennepin County Attorney's Office waited six months to divulge that a nurse who examined sexual assault victims and was listed as a prosecution witness was fired for lying about her educational background, prompting a call for an independent review of criminal cases she was involved in.

Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he was "certain" the revelation would lead defense attorneys to request dismissing charges in cases involving the nurse, or to ask for new trials. His office didn't begin reviewing those cases until last week, after the Star Tribune contacted him for comment about the May 8 firing of Kristi J. Jarvis, a Hennepin County Medical Center (HCMC) nurse.

http://www.startribune.com/firing-of-hcmc-nurse-prompts-review-of-sexual-assault-cases/564764892/

 

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