July 6, 2007
To: Members of Durham City Council's Duke Lacrosse Cases Investigation Committee
From: Willis P. Whichard, Chair
Re: Initial Meeting
First, let me thank all of you for your willingness to serve on this committee. It is pure public service, and it is very much appreciated. I look forward to working with each of you.
Our first meeting will be held in the Durham City Council Committee Room at Durham City Hall on Friday, July 20, 2007, at 10:00 A.M.
We will hear from some of the attorneys for the indicted Lacrosse players and possibly from some of their clients. Both logic and due process concerns suggest this order of appearance. By proceeding in this manner, the officers will know, when they appear before the Committee, what, if anything, the defendants or their representatives state was handled properly. From this point forward, the order of proceeding will the Committee's decision, but this is where we will begin.