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Where Did All the Prosecutors Go?

District attorneys used to have the mission of protecting the public and putting away criminals. Now, some have the mission of freeing the bad guys and indicting cops.

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Houston Chief Criticizes Judges, DA for Lenient Sentences for Violent Offenders

Houston Police Chief Art Acevedo expressed frustration over the practice of deferred adjudication, in which defendants can plead guilty of a crime and be given a sentence of probation. When the probation period is successfully completed, the case is dismissed.

WA Prosecutor Refuses to Charge Suspects who Attack Officers while Resisting Arrest

The policy came to light when KTTH was tipped off to an incident, where a King County Sheriff’s deputy was kicked in the groin by a 20-year-old female suspect in tall leather boots. She was not charged with assault.

Texas Police Union Calls for Removal of Dallas District Attorney

Dallas County District Attorney John Creuzot announced last week that he plans not to prosecute certain low-level crimes—and the state's largest police union is not happy about that decision.

Chicago Police Union, Suburban Chiefs Call on State's Attorney to Resign

The head of the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police joined chiefs from several suburban police departments in calling for Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx to step down following her office's handling of the Jussie Smollett prosecution.

St. Louis Circuit Attorney Declines Accepting Cases from 28 Officers

According to KTVI-TV, St. Louis’s top prosecutor—Circuit Attorney Kim Gardner—has a so-called "exclusion list" of 28 police officers and will refuse to prosecute suspected criminals if any of those officers are deemed critical to such prosecutions.

Baltimore Prosecutor Blames Police for Freddie Gray Case Failures

Mosby struck a defiant tone. Standing at the intersection where police arrested Gray in April 2015 she railed against police officers whom she accused of kneecapping her office's investigation.

Prosecutors Criticize D.C. Crime Lab’s Handling of Some DNA Evidence

D.C. prosecutors have stopped sending DNA evidence to the city’s new state-of-the-art crime lab after they said they discovered errors in the way analysts determined whether a sample can be linked to a suspect or a victim.

AG Holder Changes Drug-Sentencing Rules

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

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.