Newspaper: Prosecutor made offensive remarks in court

AP News
Posted: Jun 05, 2015 1:16 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A newspaper reports that an assistant county attorney in Kentucky made fun of crime victims, women, immigrants and others in court and has been suspended without pay.

Jefferson County prosecutor Karl Price was reprimanded earlier this week for deriding Korean-Americans as "foreigners." The Courier-Journal newspaper conducted a review of recent arraignments Price had participated in and found he has also made offensive comments about the disabled and even African-Americans, even though he himself is black.

Price was suspended without pay Thursday. He referred questions to the county attorney's office.

Jefferson County attorney Mike O'Connell wrote Price a letter on Thursday saying the comments were disturbing.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,