Former Winkler County Nurse Found “Not Guilty” 2/11/10
CBS 7 News
February 11, 2010
The verdict just in.
Former Winkler County nurse, Anne Mitchell, has been found “not guilty” for misusing confidential information.
A case that should never have been brought is now over.
Now, about that Civil suit…
Update: via the NYT:
A jury in West Texas took less than an hour Thursday to acquit a nurse who had been charged with a felony after anonymously complaining to the state medical board that a doctor at her hospital was practicing unsafe medicine. The prosecution had ignited deep concern among health care workers and advocates for whistle-blowers about the potential chilling effect of a conviction.
Less than an hour.
Update: more coverage of the acquittal: