Bedford County Commissioners announced that they secured county financial records, bank accounts and access to county technology and facilities, following the allegations against District Attorney Bill Higgins. They also arranged for an independent audit of funds handled by the DA’s office.
Former First Assistant D-A Leslie-Childers-Potts, sworn in as district attorney last week, confirmed that she’s brought back an assistant DA, one of four employees she placed on leave after Higgin’s arrest. She’s reviewing the cases of three other employees including a county detective in consultation with other parties.
Higgin’s attorney had indicated that a lack of trust between the former DA area police, contributed to the allegations against him and to his arrest. However, the new DA says she does trust area law enforcement and believes she owes it to them and to the public to restore trust in the DA’s office.
Childers-Potts says she’s reviewing and handling cases that Higgins had been involved with.