A North Carolina lawmaker is calling for an inquiry into Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong's handling of the Duke rape case. Rep. Walter Jones (R-NC) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Alberto Gonzales calling for the investigation. Jones wants a review to determine if Nifong, a Democrat, misconducted himself or denied the suspects their civil rights. Lacrosse players and Duke students Colin Finnerty, Dave Evans and Reade Seligmann are accused of raping a dancer at an off campus team party in March. Jones wants Gonzales to determine if Nifong violated suspect identification procedures or made prejudicial statements to the media.
Click here to read the letter Rep. Jones wrote to Attorney General Alberto Gonzales.