Chief prosecutor Shane Drumgold will be questioned for a fourth day at an independent inquiry into the rape trial of ex-Liberal Party staffer Bruce Lehrmann.
Lehrmann prosecutor regrets ‘feeding the media pack’
The ACT’s chief prosecutor says he regrets his decision to make a public statement about the personal attacks against Brittany Higgins when he dropped the rape charges against her former colleague Bruce Lehrmann.
Director of Public Prosecutions Shane Drumgold will be questioned for a fourth day at an independent inquiry into how the territory’s justice system handled Ms Higgins’ rape allegations.
Mr Lehrmann faced an ACT Supreme Court trial in October 2022 but juror misconduct meant a verdict was not reached.
When he announced he would not proceed with a retrial because of the impact on Ms Higgins’ mental health in December, Mr Drumgold noted she had faced “a level of personal attack” in the media that he had not seen in more than 20 years in the legal profession.