Mayoral candidate calls for special prosecutor in Han case

Posted at: 08/21/2013 1:06 PM
Updated at: 08/21/2013 1:07 PM
By: The Associated Press



ALBUQUERQUE (AP) -- Albuquerque mayoral candidate Pete Dinelli is calling for the appointment of a special prosecutor and a grand jury investigation of the death of prominent civil rights attorney Mary Han.
    
The call by Dinelli and Han's family comes after Attorney General Gary King last week issued a scathing critique of the Albuquerque Police Department's handling of the case.
    
Family and friends have questioned the handling of Han's 2010 death ever since Albuquerque police quickly ruled it a suicide.
    
Han was a vocal adversary of the Police Department, and her family believes officers failed to look at other explanations.
    
Han was found dead in the driver's seat of her BMW inside her garage.
    
King said the case was "terribly mishandled" and the evidence fails to definitively indicate she took her own life.

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