PRR SENT TO SAO THIS MORNING:
Antonio Brown. Did Chuck Morton or Kelly Hancock speak with Mike Satz or Jeff Marcus directly or through intermediaries, on the phone, or in writing (email or otherwise) on behalf of or regarding Mr. Brown’s case?
Did Mike Satz or Jeff Marcus, whether or not they spoke to Hancock or Morton, issue any type of directive, suggestion or guidance on this case, or suggestion who should handle it for case filing?
Did they speak with Ted Daus or Maria Schneider? Did Morton or Hancock meet with anyone else in the SAO in this matter besides possibly Jeff Marcus or Mike Satz?
Why isn’t it filed?
Is Ted Daus still the assigned case filer? If he isn’t anymore, why? Is it true he recommended a 1st degree felony?
How often is an assigned case filer taken off a case, and how often, if they are involved, do Mike Satz or Jeff Marcus get involved in non-homicide or police officer victim cases?
It would be inappropriate to comment on a pending case but formal charges have been filed against Antonio Brown and Glenn Holt.
Brown is charged with:
Burglary conveyance unoccupied, a third-degree felony
Misdemeanor battery, a first-degree misdemeanor
Criminal mischief, a second-degree misdemeanor
Holt is charged with:
Burglary conveyance unoccupied, a third-degree felony.
FEBRUARY 25 TEXT TO CHUCK MORTON:
(i)s Antonio Brown the first time you have represented a Defendant in criminal court?
FEBRUARY 26 CHUCK MORTON TEXT RESPONSE:
Nope. Did it early in my legal career before I began working for the State Attorneys Office.
People commonly assume that my legal career only consisted of my work as a prosecutor. After graduating from law school in March, 1975, I had two jobs before coming to Broward’s SAO in December,1976. My first job was as an attorney with Legal Aid of Broward County where I represented Broward’s low income community, primarily in civil matters as defendants. In my second job, I was an associate attorney in private practice with the law firm of W. George Allen. My work there included representing clients who were accused of crimes, i.e., I represented clients accused of crimes in the state (County/Circuit) courts and also in municipal courts before the municipal courts were abolished in the November, 1976 general election.
CHUCK MORTON FOR THE DEFENSE!