Thursday, December 8, 2011

Bulletin: Michael Mermel: (Chicago); Lake County prosecutor retiring under fire for comments where DNA did not match the defendant. Chicago Tribune.

STORY: "Under fire, Lake County prosecutor retiring. Michael Mermel loses backing of county officials after string of inappropriate comments," by reporter Lisa Black, published by the Chicago Tribune on December 8, 2011.

GIST: "The sheriff had forced the issue last week, publicly asking for Mermel's dismissal for what Curran called "inappropriate" comments by Mermel to the media. Just days earlier, The New York Times published an article in which Mermel, explaining why DNA from sperm found inside a young murder victim didn't match the defendant, repeated his earlier assertions that the 11-year-old girl was sexually active..."


PUBLISHER'S NOTE: The Toronto Star, my previous employer for more than twenty incredible years, has put considerable effort into exposing the harm caused by Dr. Charles Smith and his protectors - and into pushing for reform of Ontario's forensic pediatric pathology system. The Star has a "topic" section which focuses on recent stories related to Dr. Charles Smith. It can be found at:

Information on "The Charles Smith Blog Award"- and its nomination process - can be found at:

Harold Levy: Publisher; The Charles Smith Blog;;