In a stunning turn of events, albeit not unexpected, the Manhattan District Attorney has asked that all charges against Dominique Strauss-Kahn be dismissed.
From the New York Times:
The coda to one of New York’s most gripping and erratic criminal dramas lasted all of 12 minutes.
Then the judge spoke.
And just like that, the sexual-assault case againstDominique Strauss-Kahn was dismissed Tuesday, bringing an abrupt end to what had been a three-month episodic criminal investigation, each chapter offering a sensational twist on the underlying storyline: Mr. Strauss-Kahn, a man of international power and prestige, was accused of sexually assaulting an immigrant hotel housekeeper after she entered his suite to clean it.
The dismissal order issued by Justice Michael J. Obus of State Supreme Court in Manhattan brought some semblance of legal vindication to Mr. Strauss-Kahn, 62, after his stunning and embarrassing arrest more than three months ago. He was taken into custody on May 14 aboard an Air France jet at Kennedy International Airport, and then appeared disheveled and in handcuffs before news cameras.
While many don’t understand (or perhaps more accurately, don’t like it), in lower profile cases across the country, prosecutors make the decision to dismiss charges against the accused. Being a cad doesn't make one a criminal.