Michael Adams runs the Special Defense Unit for the State Public Defender in Des Moines, Iowa and until recently was also a reserve officer with the Colfax Police Department. This does not help the public image of public defenders that are often criticized for sipping cocktails with prosecutors. This could not be more obvious conflict of interest, but at least Mr. Adams chose the right job in the end.
Now the question is what information did the Colfax Police Department ever get from Officer Adams about anyone that has ever been represented by the State Public Defender? Someone needs to figure that out. Who knows how many cases have been prejudiced by the police having access to privileged information.