Reprimand recommended against Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Hend - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Reprimand recommended against Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson over actions in David Camm case

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The hearing officer of the Indiana Disciplinary Commission has recommended that the Indiana Supreme Court issue a public reprimand against Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson over his actions in the David Camm case. 

The recommendation came down on Wednesday, Aug. 3.

Specifically, the recommendation found that Henderson's pursuit of a deal to write a book about the case between Camm's second and third trials violated an ethics rule prohibiting attorneys from negotiating publicity rights arising from representation of their clients.

"The Hearing Officer recommends that Respondent, Keith A. Henderson, receive a public reprimand to make clear to all public attorneys that they should not allow personal interests [to] enter into their public representation," the recommendation concludes.

The hearing officer's recommendation must now go before the Indiana Supreme Court, which must choose whether to accept or reject it.

Floyd County Democratic Party calls for Henderson to resign and withdraw from judge's race

WDRB News has reached out to Henderson's office. On Thursday afternoon, Henderson's office told us that the prosecutor is withholding all comments until after the Indiana Supreme Court rules on the recommendation.

Camm was twice convicted of the Sept. 28, 2000 murders of his wife, Kim, and children, Brad and Jill. Both of those convictions were reversed by higher courts. He was released in 2013 after a third jury acquitted him of all charges.

Stay with WDRB News. We'll update this story as it develops.

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