High profile lawyer and district attorney investigator get into bloody fightBy Mason White 11:20 AM March 13, 2016
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.