Putnam County Legislator Neal Sullivan is responding to Sheriff Robert Langley's comments on the legislature voting to settle a federal lawsuit for 12 million dollars. Langley cited comments he credited to Sullivan alleging that the Sheriff’s Department didn't adhere to the requirement of turning over evidence which could have been helpful to the defense. Sullivan says the comment was taken out of context, noting that it was regarding past practice, not current ones. The case centers on Anthony DiPippo being acquitted at his 3rd trial for the rape and murder of a 12-year old girl in Carmel. DiPippo was incarcerated for nearly twenty years.