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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — An assistant county attorney who was suspended without pay after making fun of crime victims, women and others in court has now been fired.

The Courier-Journal ( ) reports Jefferson County Attorney Mike O’Connell fired Karl Price, who was initially reprimanded for a letter he sent a Korean family and suspended last month.

The newspaper and the county attorney’s office found additional instances in which Price maligned defendants and found he has also made offensive comments about the disabled and even African-Americans, even though he himself is black.

Citing his 25 years with the office without prior complaint, Price was offered a second chance if he took full responsibility.

But Price wrote he was treated unfairly by the office and more harshly than other prosecutors. He said he wasn’t biased and apologized if he had offended anyone, but if more was required, he accepted termination.


Information from: The Courier-Journal,