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Review Finds Judge Showed No Bias

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ATLANTA (AP) — Prosecutors say they have found no evidence that mental impairment or racial bias affected cases handled by a disgraced judge sent to prison for buying drugs with a stripper.

U.S. Attorney Sally Quillian Yates says prosecutors reached that finding after reviewing 29 cases handled by former U.S. District Judge Jack Camp. They asked for the review after Camp’s October 2010 arrest.

Yates called for the review after two witnesses said Camp made comments suggesting he had a racial bias, and Camp revealed he had a bicycling accident in 2000 that caused brain damage.

Yates says she hopes it demonstrates “that we are committed to justice, not to convictions.”

Camp resigned and was sentenced to 30 days in prison in March 2011. He says he felt vindicated by the review.

(© Copyright 2012 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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