Assistant District Attorney Lynn Peach, whose allegations of fraud against another prosecutor and a San Marcos police detective set off a firestorm, has resigned from her position.
Peach told The Mercury, “I have found that the profound philosophical differences that exist between office policy and myself is unworkable. Regardless of the circumstances or what happens in the future, I know that I did the right thing and will continue to do so.”
Mark Kennedy, the district attorney’s civil division chief, confirmed that Peach had resigned but declined further comment.
District Attorney Sherri Tibbe last week agreed to a new trial for Shawn Nathan Shipman, 29, after Peach’s testified at a hearing April 28 that Assistant District Attorney Chris Johnson and Det. Laray Taylor concealed that they had been tipped off about Shipman by a confidential informant who avoided prosecution on another charge.