Bill Cosby's Lawyer Says Former District Attorney Made Promise Not to Prosecute Him: 'A Promise Is a Promise'

February 3, 2016

 

Did former Montgomery County District Attorney Bruce L. Castor, Jr. have the legal authority to promise entertainer Bill Cosby he would never be prosecuted for allegedly drugging and sexually assaulting Andrea Constand?

That is the issue at the heart of Cosby’s motion to dismiss the criminal charges against him, which has been taking place Tuesday and Wednesday in a Norristown, Pennsylvania, courtroom.

His attorneys have argued that Castor did indeed have that power – and that Castor’s decision not to prosecute Cosby is binding upon his successors in the office.

“A promise is a promise,” attorney Chris Tayback told Montgomery County Judge Steve O’Neill in closing arguments Wednesday. “The current district attorney is trying to get out from underneath that promise.” CLICK FOR MORE

 

 

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