Danks: Hood can’t indict district attorney

The state attorney general’s office doesn’t have the authority to seek an indictment against Hinds County District Attorney Robert Shuler Smith, says the attorney for his co-defendant, Assistant DA Jamie McBride.

Not only is the indictment against McBride unsubstantiated, attorney Dale Danks said, it’s illegal.

Danks argues in his motion to quash McBride’s indictment filed Wednesday that the attorney general’s office failed to prove that McBride committed the crime of which he’s accused.

Clarion Ledger