Statement: Diego Rodriguez, candidate for Maricopa County Attorney Responds to Harvard Death-Penalty Study of Maricopa County Prosecutors


PHOENIX, AZ – AUGUST 24, 2016 – Today, the Rodriguez 2016 campaign released the following statement by Candidate for Maricopa County Attorney, Diego Rodriguez:

"As a former homicide prosecutor I know the kind of focus and effort that is required to convict someone of murder without compromising justice. The recent report issued by the Harvard Fair Punishment Project about the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office is a clear statement that justice isn’t being served in our county. The office of the county attorney is where our communal sense of justice meets the real world and we must do better than our current county attorney.

I remain committed to my position that when I am elected as Maricopa County Attorney I will impose an immediate moratorium on all current and pending death penalty cases in order to reassess whether the cases are truly the “worst of the worst” and also because the people of Maricopa county can no longer trust Mr. Montgomery’s judgment or ability to properly administer justice."

About Diego Rodriguez

Diego Rodriguez is running for County Attorney to fight corruption and incompetence. He has devoted his career to fighting for equality and justice for all in Arizona. His passion for the law stems from his belief that our criminal justice system is a great tool to fight for families and public safety with integrity, accountability and openness. To learn more about Diego Rodriguez,visit or engage with us on Facebook at, and Twitter at


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Dominique Medina
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