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Part 1: Having vs. Seeking Conviction | Todd Williams, Buncombe County District Attorney

May 15, 2023 Matt Peiken Episode 48
Part 1: Having vs. Seeking Conviction | Todd Williams, Buncombe County District Attorney
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The Overlook with Matt Peiken
Part 1: Having vs. Seeking Conviction | Todd Williams, Buncombe County District Attorney
May 15, 2023 Episode 48
Matt Peiken

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It's rare when an elected official, let alone someone in the position of district attorney, initiates an interview with a journalist. But Todd Williams isn't the stereotypical prosecutor. In the first of a two-part conversation with Matt Peiken, Williams talks about his path from social justice attorney to prosecutor and discusses perhaps his most controversial case since winning office in 2015—the assault of Johnny Rush at the hands of Asheville Police officer Christopher Hickman and the eventual dismissal of charges against Hickman.

Todd Williams provided this public link to the Christopher Hickman / Johnny Rush case files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1766BecUuhJp5NkAl9a3Dqj3AiKsZykHO 


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It's rare when an elected official, let alone someone in the position of district attorney, initiates an interview with a journalist. But Todd Williams isn't the stereotypical prosecutor. In the first of a two-part conversation with Matt Peiken, Williams talks about his path from social justice attorney to prosecutor and discusses perhaps his most controversial case since winning office in 2015—the assault of Johnny Rush at the hands of Asheville Police officer Christopher Hickman and the eventual dismissal of charges against Hickman.

Todd Williams provided this public link to the Christopher Hickman / Johnny Rush case files: https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1766BecUuhJp5NkAl9a3Dqj3AiKsZykHO 


Support the Show.

Support The Overlook by joining our Patreon campaign!

Advertise your event on The Overlook.

Instagram: AVLoverlook | Facebook: AVLoverlook | Twitter: AVLoverlook

Listen and Subscribe: All episodes of The Overlook

The Overlook theme song, "Maker's Song," comes courtesy of the Asheville band The Resonant Rogues.

Podcast Asheville © 2023

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