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CA Cop Killer Gets 15-Year Sentence

The property owner did not tell the responding deputies that Vasquez Orozco and another worker, Ramiro Morales, were in the garden protecting the crop, nor did he warn them that Vasquez Orozco was armed with a firearm

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St. Louis Prosecutor Declines to Charge Man Accused of Attempting to Carjack Officers

About 3 a.m. Saturday, the two officers were driving to a report of gunfire. The officers said a man stepped in front of their car, then walked to the passenger side and pointed a gun at the officers.

Voters Support Removing Progressive Prosecutors

Fifty-four percent (54%) of voters believe safety would be improved by a law permitting state attorney generals to appoint a special prosecutor if the local district attorney refuses to carry out their responsibilities. Twenty-four percent (24%) disagree and another 22% are not sure.

San Francisco DA's Office Accused of Withholding Evidence in Case Against Officer

Magen Hayashi, an investigator for the DA's office, testified Friday that she felt she would be fired if she did not withhold certain evidence in the case against Officer Terrance Stangle.

Editorial: Crime and No Punishment

District attorneys in some cities have become advocates for emptying the jails and not for public safety.

Widow of Slain NYPD Officer Jason Rivera Addresses New DA During Eulogy

“I am grieving and praying for Detective Rivera and Officer Mora today and every day, and my thoughts are with their families and the NYPD,” DA Alvin Bragg said.

Baltimore City Prosecutor Mosby Faces Federal Perjury Charges

A federal grand jury returned the indictment Thursday charging Mosby on federal charges of perjury and making false mortgage applications, relating to the 2020 purchases of two vacation homes in Florida.

New York City's New DA Plans to Stop Seeking Prison Sentences for Many Crimes

In cases where prosecutors do seek to put a convict behind bars, the request can be for no more than 20 years for a determinate sentence, meaning one that can’t be reviewed or changed by a parole board. “The Office shall not seek a sentence of life without parole,” the memo states.

Suburban Chicago Chiefs Support Bill to Override Prosecutors' Lax Charging Decisions

"The frustration they have is profound," State House Republican Leader Rep. Jim Durkin said. "The crime in Chicago is moving out to the suburbs. We’re having carjackings at a record pace in suburban Chicago, kidnappings, murders."

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MN Police Leaders Tell State Senate That Lack of Prosecution Frustrates Officers

Ramsey County Attorney John Choi’s September announcement that he would not prosecute most felony cases that result from non-public-safety traffic stops was a topic of discussion.

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