Statement by John F. Burness on Summary of Conclusions by N.C. Attorney General's Office

Duke senior vice president John F. Burness issued the following statement after the N.C. Attorney General's Office on Friday released its Summary of Conclusions in the Duke lacrosse case

 

"Attorney General Cooper's Summary of Conclusions that was released today documents the absence of any credible evidence that would justify any conclusion in this case other than the one Mr. Cooper announced a few weeks ago -- that David Evans, Collin Finnerty and Reade Seligmann are innocent of all charges brought against them last spring by District Attorney Nifong. We welcome this report as we welcomed the Attorney General's announcement on April 11.

 

 "We now await the N.C. State Bar's review of the charges against Mr. Nifong for his conduct in this case."