"I believe the pardon power should be used sparingly and only after great deliberation with due concern for public safety,” said Daniel Cameron.
(Frankfort, Ky.) – Kentucky Attorney General Daniel Cameron has filed a formal request with the FBI to investigate former Governor Matt Bevin’s pardons.
Eagle Country 99.3 told you on December 24 that the FBI was reportedly looking into some of the pardons made by Bevin, particularly those who were convicted of murder, rape and child molesting.
Cameron, Kentucky’s newly-elected attorney general, wrote a letter to lawmakers on December 30, stating “I stand by the outstanding work of Kentucky’s prosecutors and respect the decisions of juries who convict wrongdoers. While Kentucky’s constitution gives the Governor the power to pardon a person convicted of a crime, I believe the pardon power should be used sparingly and only after great deliberation with due concern for public safety.”
Bevin has held his ground, welcoming the investigation, saying “his pardons had nothing to do with political gifts.”
That question was raised when a man convicted with reckless homicide and first-degree robbery was pardoned. That man, Patrick Baker, is the brother of a man that hosting a fundraising event for Bevin in 2018 that raised over $20,000.
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