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High profile lawyer and district attorney investigator get into bloody fight

By Mason White 11:20 AM March 13, 2016
James Crawford 

By: Wayne Morin
A high profile lawyer in California, was left badly hurt during a fight between him and an investigator for the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.

Police in Santa Ana, were called after a district attorney investigator beat up a defense attorney.

The fight took place about 10:30 a.m., in the courthouse hallway between defense attorney James Crawford and an unidentified investigator, according to the Orange County Sheriff Lt. Mark Stichter.

The fight that left the victim with a bloodied face, swollen eye and fractured nose, took place on the tenth floor of the courthouse in Santa Ana.

Defense attorney James Crawford believes that the investigator was upset after a victory against the district attorney’s office as a judge agreed to give his client a retrial.

The judge ruled that officials should have sent Crawford records showing that a key witness into the case had acted as a government informant in numerous other cases.

On the day of the incident, the investigator told Crawford “defense attorneys can’t be trusted and are sleazy.” The investigator then allegedly threw a clip at Crawford, and he threw it back.

That is when Crawford said that the investigator attacked him and pushed his face into a table, and beat him.

So far, no arrests have been made, but the investigator was suspended.