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District Attorney (D.A.), County Attorney

 

Cases, Charges, Indictment, Prosecutor, Prosecution

 

 

 

 

Prosecutors: Last Week Tonight with John Oliver

Video    HBO    6 August 2018

 

John Oliver explains how prosecutors use,

or in some cases misuse,

their power within our criminal justice system

and why it’s important to know

whether or not your district attorney is a dog.

 

YouTube

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ET_b78GSBUs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Former Orleans parish district attorney Harry Connick

at his home in New Orleans.

 

Connick won five elections

and served as district attorney between 1973 and 2003.

 

Photograph: Annie Flanagan

The Guardian

 

Inside the division:

how a small team of US prosecutors fight decades of shocking injustice

Part one: In New Orleans, a man pleaded his innocence for 28 years.

Was there evidence that could set him free?

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/06/
prosecutors-new-orleans-mass-incarceration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert M. Morgenthau in 1984.

 

He was the United States attorney

for the Southern District of New York

for nearly nine years

and the Manhattan district attorney

for 35 more.

 

Photograph: Chester Higgins Jr.

The New York Times

 

Robert Morgenthau, Longtime Manhattan District Attorney, Dies at 99

NYT

July 21, 2019

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/
nyregion/robert-morgenthau-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ken Thompson

 

Photograph: Jesse Dittmar

for The New York Times

 

Critics of Brooklyn D.A. Miss the Big Picture

NYT

MAY 20, 2016
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/
opinion/critics-of-brooklyn-da-miss-the-big-picture.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Freeman Britt,

Called America’s ‘Deadliest D.A.,’

Dies at 80

 

 Joe Freeman Britt,

a district attorney in eastern North Carolina

from 1974 to 1988,

in his office in Lumberton in 1987.

 

Photograph: Jim Bounds

The News & Observer, via Associated Press

 

NYT

APRIL 12, 2016

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/us/
joe-freeman-britt-called-americas-deadliest-da-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dale Cox

is acting district attorney in Caddo Parish, La.,

where more people were sentenced to death

per capita from 2010 to 2014

than in any other county in the United States.

 

Photograph: Brandon Thibodeaux

for The New York Times

 

The Prosecutor Who Says Louisiana Should ‘Kill More People’

By CAMPBELL ROBERTSON

NYT

JULY 7, 2015

https://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/
us/louisiana-prosecutor-becomes-blunt-spokesman-for-death-penalty.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Chautauqua County district attorney,

David Foley, left,

Sheriff Joe Gerace,

United States Attorney William Hochul

and Holly Hubert of the F.B.I.

at a news conference on Friday

with pictures of two men arrested

in the death of Mary Whitaker.

 

Photograph: Mark Mulville

The Buffalo News, via Associated Press

 

A Knock on the Door, a Stranger,

Then a Killing at a Rural Summer Home

2 Are Held in Death of Mary E. Whitaker, New York Violinist

By MARC SANTORA        NYT        AUG. 25, 2014

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/26/
nyregion/2-are-held-in-manhattan-violinists-death-in-western-new-york-robbery.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DA: Suspect 'Unloaded'

His Pistol Into the Deputy

Aug 31, 2015

 

 

 

 

DA: Suspect 'Unloaded' His Pistol Into the Deputy


Harris County District Attorney

Devon Anderson

says surveillance camera captured

suspect Shannon Miles

shooting Deputy Darren Goforth

in the head.

 

NBC

Mon, Aug 31, 2015

https://www.nbcnews.com/video/
da-suspect-unloaded-his-pistol-into-the-deputy-516407363769

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prosecutor > District Attorney    DA

 

2023

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/03/
1160475174/these-texas-das-refused-to-prosecute-abortion-
republican-lawmakers-want-them-sto

 

 

 

 

2022

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/23/
1099690649/john-legend-progressive-prosecutors-district-attorneys-activism

 

 

 

 

2021

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/
1010914803/trumps-family-business-cfo-are-criminally-charged-for-alleged-tax-crimes

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/02/14/
806132895/la-county-da-moves-to-dismiss-66-000-marijuana-related-convictions

 

 

 

 

2019

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/
nyregion/robert-morgenthau-dead.html

 

 

 

 

2018

 

https://www.youtube.com/
watch?v=ET_b78GSBUs - HBO - 6 August 2018

 

 

 

 

2016

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/06/14/
482103187/california-judge-in-stanford-rape-trial-removed-from-new-sex-assault-case

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/20/
opinion/critics-of-brooklyn-da-miss-the-big-picture.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/03/
opinion/upstate-new-yorks-defiant-district-attorney.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/us/
joe-freeman-britt-called-americas-deadliest-da-dies-at-80.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2016/01/22/us/
georgia-police-officer-robert-olsen-anthony-hill-shooting.html

 

 

 

 

2015

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/us/
louisiana-prosecutor-becomes-blunt-spokesman-for-death-penalty.html

 

http://www.nbcnews.com/video/
da-suspect-unloaded-his-pistol-into-the-deputy-516407363769 - 2015, August 31

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/03/15/nyregion/
for-brooklyns-district-attorney-year-one-is-a-trial-by-fire.html

 

 

 

 

2014

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/11/05/us/
thomas-sneddon-73-dies-prosecuted-a-pop-star-michael-jackson.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prosecute

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/03/03/
1160475174/these-texas-das-refused-to-prosecute-abortion-
republican-lawmakers-want-them-sto

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USA > D.A. > be prosecuted    (passive)        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2022/may/06/
the-division-new-orleans-part-one-podcast

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/06/
prosecutors-new-orleans-mass-incarceration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan district attorney's office  > be charged with tax crimes        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/
1010914803/trumps-family-business-cfo-
are-criminally-charged-for-alleged-tax-crimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

allege        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/07/01/
1010914803/trumps-family-business-cfo-
are-criminally-charged-for-alleged-tax-crimes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 USA > grand jury room

inside the Orleans parish district attorney’s office        USA

 

https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2022/may/06/
prosecutors-new-orleans-mass-incarceration

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

district attorney > trial > closing arguments

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/15/us/
sides-issue-last-words-for-colorado-shooting-trial.html 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

county District Attorney

 

https://www.npr.org/2021/04/15/
987795222/officer-who-killed-daunte-wright-
makes-first-court-appearance-in-manslaughter-ca

 

 

 

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/
864732088/minneapolis-seethes-over-george-floyds-death-
as-trump-calls-protesters-thugs

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2017/07/14/
537279129/second-man-charged-in-deaths-of-four-in-pennsylvania

 

https://bucks.crimewatchpa.com/da/29567/
post/two-men-charged-homicide-four-solebury-slayings

 

 

 

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/08/31/
436365095/prosecutor-says-
texas-gunman-unloaded-the-entire-pistol-into-deputy

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/07/21/
424909760/death-of-woman-found-hanged-in-texas-jail-cell-
will-be-investigated-as-murder

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/07/08/us/
louisiana-prosecutor-becomes-blunt-spokesman-for-death-penalty.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minneapolis > Hennepin County Attorney > charges

 

be charged

with third-degree murder and manslaughter.

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/
864732088/minneapolis-seethes-over-george-floyds-death-
as-trump-calls-protesters-thugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ramsey County Attorney

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/16/
502314905/minn-police-officer-who-killed-philando-castile-
is-charged-with-manslaughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Louisiana > district attorney > old cases >

opening up a civil rights division to look over old cases        UK

 

https://www.theguardian.com/news/audio/2022/may/06/
the-division-new-orleans-part-one-podcast

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

governor > pressure the district attorney

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/16/us/
gov-rick-perry-of-texas-is-indicted-over-veto-of-funds-for-das-office.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the district attorney in New Orleans / Orleans Parish

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

District Attorney > felony complaint

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Queens district attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn district attorney

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/nyregion/
brooklyn-man-81-charged-in-stabbing-death-of-granddaughters-ex-boyfriend.html

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2008/10/28/
nyregion/28police.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn district attorney

 

be charged

with manslaughter

with intent to cause serious personal injury,

a felony,

and fourth-degree

criminal possession of a weapon,

a misdemeanor.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/14/nyregion/
brooklyn-man-81-charged-in-stabbing-death-of-granddaughters-ex-boyfriend.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be charged

with third-degree murder and manslaughter

 

https://www.npr.org/2020/05/29/
864732088/minneapolis-seethes-over-george-floyds-death-as-trump-calls-protesters-thugs

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be charged

with second-degree manslaughter

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2016/11/16/
502314905/minn-police-officer-who-killed-philando-castile-is-charged-with-manslaughter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

be on trial (...)

on a charge

of involuntary manslaughter

in the death of N

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2017/06/06/us/
suicide-texting-manslaughter-trial.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

the Bronx district attorney’s office

has jurisdiction over Rikers Island > prosecution

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/06/nyregion/
no-charges-over-inmates-beaten-at-rikers-island.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

El Paso County district attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prosecutor > Buffalo, N.Y. > Erie County District Attorney

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/05/19/
1100016948/buffalo-shooting-payton-gendron-court-hearing

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wisconsin > Dane County District Attorney

 

http://www.npr.org/sections/thetwo-way/2015/05/12/
406238349/officer-who-shot-unarmed-man-in-wisconsin-wont-be-charged

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Johnson County district attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Travis County District Attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Westchester County district attorney

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Manhattan district attorney’s office >

investigate / inquiry

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/09/22/nyregion/
22huguette.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

prosecutors >

Memphis > Shelby County District Attorney Steve Mulroy

 

https://www.npr.org/2023/01/26/
1151721800/memphis-officers-charged-tyre-nichols-murder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

charges

 

http://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2015/04/30/us/
what-happened-freddie-gray-arrested-by-baltimore-police-department-map-timeline.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Manhattan district attorney > drop all charges related to N

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/29/nyregion/
drug-trafficking-charges-dropped-against-man-arrested-in-hoffman-case.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Brooklyn district attorney’s office

domestic abuse / domestic violence-related homicides

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/27/nyregion/
in-brooklyn-a-move-to-thwart-deadly-domestic-abuse.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

district attorney > county

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/17/nyregion/
upstate-couple-intended-to-abuse-amish-sisters-sheriff-says.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bronx Caregiver Is Charged

With Manslaughter in the Death of a Toddler        24 August 2014

 

the Bronx district attorney’s office

charged Ms. Skeeter, 40,

with manslaughter

and reckless endangerment

in a criminal complaint

that describes

in chilling detail

the series of rough actions

that preceded the boy’s death.

 

She was arraigned on Sunday

in Bronx Criminal Court

and remanded into custody.

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2014/08/25/nyregion/
bronx-caregiver-is-charged-in-death-of-toddler.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NYC > Queens County District Attorney's Office

 

The Major Crimes, Investigations, Trials,

Special Prosecutions

and Legal Affairs divisions of the office

are responsible

not only for the prosecution

of arrest cases brought to the office

by the New York City Police Department

and other law enforcement agencies,

but also for proactively seeking out wrongdoers

and aggressively undertaking investigations

of suspected criminal conduct.

 

Each of the five major divisions in the office

is composed of several bureaus,

many of which have specialized missions.

 

For example,

the Major Crimes Division

includes the Special Victims Bureau,

which is charged with prosecuting,

among other cases,

all child abuse

and elder abuse matters.

 

The Investigations Division

has bureaus whose mission it is

to root out organized crime,

public corruption

and so-called "white collar crime".

 

And the Trial Division

has bureaus dedicated to the prosecution

of career criminals, narcotics violations

and gang related crime.

 

- 30 December 2012

http://www.queensda.org/divisions.html - broken link

 

http://www.nytimes.com/2012/12/30/nyregion/
woman-is-held-in-death-of-man-pushed-onto-subway-tracks-in-queens.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Robert Morris Morgenthau    1919-2019

 

courtly Knickerbocker patrician

who waged war on crime

for more than four decades

as the chief federal prosecutor

for Southern New York State

and as Manhattan’s

longest-serving district attorney

 

In an era

of notorious Wall Street chicanery

and often dangerous streets,

Mr. Morgenthau

was the bane of mobsters,

crooked politicians

and corporate greed;

a public avenger to killers,

rapists and drug dealers;

and a confidant

of mayors and governors,

who came and went

while he stayed on

— for nearly nine years in the 1960s

as the United States attorney

for the Southern District of New York

and for 35 more

as Gotham’s aristocratic

Mr. District Attorney.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/
nyregion/robert-morgenthau-dead.html

 

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/07/21/
nyregion/robert-morgenthau-dead.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Joe Freeman Britt Sr.    1935-2016

 

brash North Carolina prosecutor

who was called

the nation’s “deadliest D.A.”

for his success

at winning death sentences

 

https://www.nytimes.com/2016/04/13/
us/joe-freeman-britt-called-americas-deadliest-da-dies-at-80.html

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

sue police and prosecutors

for malicious prosecution        USA

 

https://www.npr.org/2022/04/04/
1090857790/supreme-court-malicious-prosecution-sue-thompson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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