Operation Rescue has filed an ethics complaint against Kansas
Attorney General Derek Schmidt.
An ethics complaint was filed against Johnson County District
Attorney Steve Howe after Howe requested that the court drop
criminal charges against Planned Parenthood. Operation
Rescue president Troy Newman believes there was collusion
between Howe and Schmidt.
"These people lied to the people of Kansas," he says. "They lied
under oath to a judge that the records in this case, the evidence
in this case was not available and actually had been destroyed, and
then they decided to write a joint press statement saying that the
case could not be prosecuted when the facts that we've uncovered
clearly show the opposite."
In addition, Newman believes the missing evidence can still be
found and accessed.
"As far as we know through the facts that we have available to
us through Freedom of Information requests, the evidence in this
case is still sitting in a courtroom in Shawnee County, Kansas, and
the case could even be pursued right now," Newman tells
Newman contends the code of ethics has been violated and Howe
and Schmidt need to face discipline. He adds they "betrayed the
trust" of Kansas citizens.