[eta: It does indeed.]
That he was aware of the extent of those injuries — and he would have been: it's evidence — makes the DA's overtures all the more reprehensible. Victims of violent crime should not be given second thoughts about presenting themselves to the lawyer for the State.
It is professional misconduct for a lawyer to ... harass a person on the basis of sex, race, age, creed, religion, color, national origin, disability, sexual preference or marital status in connection with the lawyer's professional activities.According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel:
[Calumet County District Attorney Kenneth R.] Kratz said in a statement Wednesday that he was "embarrassed at this lapse of judgment" but that the State Office of Lawyer Regulation determined that no professional misconduct had occurred.Perhaps not, because the above rule of professional conduct's list of bases is intended to describe a victim of harassment rather than the alleged harasser (insert "that person's" between "of" and "sex").
Even so, this fellow has been around the block enough times to understand that a person so recently emerged from an abusive relationship is in an especially vulnerable position and yet the content of his text messages appears to be completely oblivious to that fact.
Or worse, fully comprehending of it.
More: WISDoJ's Kevin Potter would seem to have it right.