BPR Considers Action Against Assistant DA

The Board of Professional Responsibility will hear ethics charges this week against a prosecutor who triggered a mistrial against a triple-murder defendant. The case against Michael Younger crumbled when the presiding judge found that 10th Judicial District Assistant District Attorney Paul Rush withheld evidence from the defense and asked witnesses questions he had been told not to bring up. In July 2012, the board filed a petition charging Rush with ethical misconduct. Today and tomorrow, a panel of three attorneys will hear testimony and view evidence. The review takes place as other investigations are looking at activities in the 10th Judicial District and its DA, Steve Bebb. The Chattanooga Times Free Press reports.