Statement by Duke Official Regarding N.C. State Bar Action

Duke senior vice president John F. Burness issued the following statement after the North Carolina State Bar filed an ethics complaint against Durham District Attorney Mike Nifong

"This afternoon's announcement from the North Carolina State Bar makes all the more appropriate, as President Brodhead said last week, that 'The district attorney should now put this case in the hands of an independent party, who can restore confidence in the fairness of the process.'"