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Los Angeles D.A. on Roman Polanski’s freedom: ‘Disservice to justice’

HollywoodNews.com: Los Angeles district attorney Steve Cooley will continue to pursue Roman Polanski, even though the Switzerland’s Ministry of Justice refused to extradite him.

“I am deeply disappointed that the Swiss authorities denied the request to extradite Roman Polanski,” Cooley said in a statement released to MTV News. “Our office complied fully with all of the factual and legal requirements of the extradition treaty and requests by the U.S. and Swiss Departments of Justice and State. We will discuss with the Department of Justice the extradition of Roman Polanski if he’s arrested in a cooperative jurisdiction.”

Cooley exclaims that countries who fail to extradite Polanski to the U.S. are doing a “disservice to justice and other victims as a whole. To justify their finding to deny extradition on an issue that is unique to California law regarding conditional examination of a potentially unavailable witness is a rejection of the competency of the California courts. The Swiss could not have found a smaller hook on which to hang their hat.”

Polanski, 76, was charged with having unlawful sex with a minor back in 1977. Before he was sentenced, the “Chinatown” film director fled for Paris, France.

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