*UPDATE* – SAO response received at 1:50 PM, Thursday, confirms terminated and under investigation Ginger Downs did indeed gave a statement:
“The statement you have requested is exempt from disclosure under Chapter 119.071 (2) (c) 1, as active criminal intelligence information and/or active criminal investigative information.”
The SAO DTU scandal has everyone talking, but with no clear information being divulged by Mike Satz, it’s all scuttlebutt.
Is it Brady? Did Ginger Downs give a statement that could clear everything up? And if she did give a statement, does it somehow fall under the protections afforded by Garrity v. New Jersey, as generally described by some individuals with close ties to the SAO?
We’ve emailed SAO minister of information Ron Ishoy regarding the Brady and statement questions. Here’s what the SAO wrote back:
As to Brady:
“The matter remains under review; we have no Brady information.”
(4:42 PM, Monday)
As to the existence of a statement:
“Please be advised that we are in receipt of your request. We will look into this and will respond accordingly.”
(9:58 AM, Thursday)
Also today, at 10:20 AM, Mike Satz was asked whether Downs gave a statement, and whether she will be charged. He politely declined both questions by turning his back and walking silently through the corridor from the North Wing towards his office …