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'I just don't understand': Northwestern DA critical of Berkshire DA's defense of indicted prosecutor

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan.
Paul Franz
Daily Hampshire Gazette / gazettenet.com
Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan

The district attorney for Hampshire and Franklin counties said he disagrees with a decision by Berkshire County's DA to voice support for an indicted prosecutor in Maryland.

Berkshire County District Attorney Andrea Harrington recently offered her support via Twitter for Marilyn Mosby, the state's attorney in Baltimore.

Federal prosecutors allege Mosby committed perjury and made false mortgage applications. She has maintained her innocence, arguing her indictment was retaliation for pursuing reforms to the criminal justice system.

In the January 14 tweet, Harrington said that seeing the justice system used against Mosby was "scary for those of us taking on the status quo."

The tweet has now been deleted, according to Twitter.

Northwestern District Attorney David Sullivan, when asked Friday about Harrington's tweet, said her move was uncommon.

"I just don't understand making comments about some type of prosecution that's in another part of the country," he said. "I would reserve any comments about it until you see what unfolds. I mean, under most circumstances, you just don't comment on other criminal matters."

Harrington and Sullivan are both Democrats.

Asked about Sullivan's remarks, Harrington's office did not immediately comment.

Harrington's campaign previously defended the tweet and said she'll continue to focus on her job as district attorney.

Updated: January 24, 2022 at 2:46 PM EST
Updated to note that Harrington's January 14 tweet about Mosby has been deleted, according to Twitter.
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