Whistle-blowing nurse is acquitted in Texas

New York Times, February 12, 2010

A West Texas jury quickly acquitted a nurse who had been charged with a felony after alerting the state medical board that a doctor at her hospital was practicing unsafe medicine. After a four-day trial, a state court jury found that the nurse, Anne Mitchell, was not guilty of the third-degree felony charge of "misuse of official information." Conviction could have carried a prison sentence of up to 10 years and a fine of up to $10,000.


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