Montgomery County District Attorney Brett Ligon is recusing himself from the investigation of acts of alleged hazing involving Montgomery High School students. This recusal is based on personal relationships that both the District Attorney and members of his family have with persons involved in this matter, according to a statement from Ligon’s office.
The recusal is intended to avoid any appearance of partiality and to ensure the highest level of confidence in the outcome of this investigation.
County Attorney B.D. Griffin, who has already begun assisting law enforcement in this matter, will continue to do so.
“Should charges be presented by law enforcement, the County Attorney’s Office will accept or refuse those charges and prosecute any charges that remain against any responsible juvenile or adult suspects,” the statement reads.