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AG Holder Changes Drug-Sentencing Rules

August 12, 2013
Federal prosecutors will no longer seek mandatory minimum sentences for nonviolent drug offenders, part of a broad new effort to focus on violent crimes and national security while reducing the nation's gigantic prison population, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday.

Ariz. Police Biker Club Officers Fired for Bar Fight

July 23, 2013
Several Arizona officers have been fired and others may face charges for their roles in a Prescott bar fight as members of the Iron Brotherhood police biker club.

Calif. High Court Rejects 'Plain Smell' Test for Marijuana

June 27, 2013
The California Supreme Court Tuesday rejected a prosecutor's argument that officers don't need a search warrant to seize a package that smells of marijuana.

Mexican Cartels Have Infiltrated Your City

April 29, 2013
Mexican drug cartels are now operating deep in the U.S., according to the recent Associated Press report. They're operating not just in border areas. They're making beach heads in suburban communities.

Ex-Judge's Wife Arrested In Prosecutor Slayings

April 17, 2013
The wife of a disgraced judge has been charged and is being held on $10 million in bail in the killings of a Texas district attorney, his wife, and his chief felony prosecutor.

Feds Investigate Texas Prosecutor Killings

April 4, 2013
The killings of two Kaufman County, Texas, prosecutors have prompted a broad investigation by local, state and federal agencies, including the Texas Rangers, the FBI and the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives.

The Texas Prosecutor Murders

April 4, 2013
The murders of two Texas prosecutors has made safety a top concern for many prosecutors throughout the country. Prosecutors should start thinking about what to do to protect themselves from high-risk gang defendants.

D.A. Rejects Aurora Shooting Suspect's Plea

March 29, 2013
Prosecutors in the Aurora theater shooting case say they are "extremely unlikely" to accept an offer from suspect James Holmes to plead guilty unless they hear more details from him.

Gang Task Forces Take Down Mexican Mafia 'Carnals'

March 14, 2013
Two recent investigations show us the value of gang task forces that combine resources from law enforcement, prosecutors, and corrections to take down Mexican Mafia "carnals" in Southern California.

How To Testify As a Gang Expert

November 28, 2012
What you do is an art rather than a science, so you must impress the jury with your background, training, and experience.

What Prosecutors Want You to Know

October 17, 2012

There are some prosecutors who still believe we do not have to prepare our law enforcement witnesses for trial testimony. I respectfully and vehemently disagree. Jurors no longer automatically trust law enforcement officers. So presentation matters.

IACP 2012: NYPD Doubles Gang Unit To Focus On 'Street Crews'

October 2, 2012
To combat "street crews" that have replaced the Bloods, Crips and other traditional gangs, the New York Police Department will double the size of its gang investigative unit, Commissioner Ray Kelly said Tuesday.

N.Y. DA Halts Prosecution of Trespassers

September 28, 2012
The Bronx district attorney's office is no longer prosecuting people who were stopped at public housing projects and arrested for trespassing, a stop-and-frisk tactic widely used by the New York Police Department.

Two Escape Conviction In Pa. Cop's Shooting

August 20, 2012
A jury found two suspects not guilty of shooting a Pennsylvania police officer during a 2011 home invasion that left Officer James Kuzak paralyzed.

Wrongful Convictions Studied In New Database

May 22, 2012
Perjury, faulty eyewitness identification and prosecutorial misconduct are the leading reasons in 873 wrongful convictions studied in a new national database.

Calif. Teen Victim Detained In Rape Case

April 16, 2012
Sacramento County, Calif., prosecutors have taken the unusual step of detaining the teenage victim of a serial rapist. The victim has been a no-show at two prior court hearings.

NYPD Officer Acquitted of Rape Rips Prosecutor

May 31, 2011
Former NYPD officer Kenneth Moreno says the criminal justice system let him down. The ex-cop acquitted of forcing himself on a drunken woman whom he says he was helping blasted prosecutors Sunday, saying they bowed to political pressure in taking a weak case to trial.

NYPD Will Videotape Interrogations

February 21, 2010
The initiative, which will begin in two of the department's 76 precincts, is opposed by the detectives' union and supported by city district attorneys.
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