Runaway Bride: DA Considers Charges
The runaway bride story still has legs in the 24/7 cable news cycle. The groom still wants to marry her. Gwinnett County DA Danny Porter, who as we reported yesterday, did not think charges should be brought against sheriff deputies who tasered a handcuffed and foot-bound man five times in 60 seconds, after which he died, is considering whether to charge the runaway bride with a crime.
What crime fits? Porter says either false reporting of a crime (the kidnapping) or making false statements to Georgia police. The reasoning seems to be that the bride should be accountable for the expenses incurred by police in searching for her and the anguish she caused people in the community.
Neither of those are elements of the crimes under consideration. Nor are they valid reasons to charge either crime.
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