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Hodge sworn in as Philadelphia interim district attorney

Former prosecutor Kelley Hodge has been sworn in as Philadelphia's interim district attorney, the first African-American woman to hold the position in the city's history. A board of city judges … Click to Continue »

Bill Cosby Accuser Chloe Goins Busted in Bizarre Jail Parking Lot Incident

Bill Cosby accuser Chloe Goins could be in a heap of trouble after she was arrested on two felonies, and the lead-up to the bust is bizarre... TMZ has learned. The San Diego County District Attorney's Office tells TMZ... Chloe was…

DOJ Forfeiture Directive Gives Local Law Enforcement A Chance To Dodge State Reform Efforts

6 hours agoIndustries / Law : Techdirt

As threatened during comments to an association of district attorneys, Attorney General Jeff Sessions is bringing back asset forfeiture. Specifically, Sessions is loosening the restrictions placed on federal adoption of local seizures by Eric Holder during the last years of the Obama presidency. Show More Summary

Haslam appoints district attorney in West Tennessee

Gov. Bill Haslam has appointed Jody S. Pickens as district attorney for a West Tennessee judicial district. Haslam's office said in a statement Friday that Pickens will replace Jerry Woodall, … Click to Continue »

Inmate found dead in Orange County cell; death is latest incident to roil jail system

The Orange County district attorney’s office is investigating the jailhouse death of a 27-year-old man convicted of car theft who was sharing a cell with a man charged with two murders. In the latest incident to roil the county’s jail system, Danny Pham was found dead in his cell July 3, a few...

Veteran prosecutor nominated to be the US attorney in Alaska

A veteran federal prosecutor was nominated Friday by President Donald Trump to be the next U.S. Attorney for the District of Alaska. Trump nominated Bryan Schroder for the post. Schroder … Click to Continue »

Doug Overbey nominated as US attorney in eastern Tennessee

President Donald Trump has nominated state Sen. Doug Overbey as U.S. attorney for Tennessee's eastern district. The White House announced Overbey's nomination Friday. The nomination must be confirmed by the … Click to Continue »

Kentucky told to pay attorney fees in same-sex marriage case

A federal judge has ordered Kentucky taxpayers to pay more than $220,000 in attorneys' fees for a county clerk who refused to issue marriage license to same-sex couples. U.S. District … Click to Continue »

Philadelphia judges name interim district attorney

Philadelphia will have its first African-American female district attorney after a board of city judges named a former prosecutor to fill the office left vacant by the bribery conviction of … Click to Continue »

Tennessee inmates get reduced sentences for birth control

A program in a Tennessee county reduces inmates' jail time if they voluntarily undergo birth control procedures, in a move that has drawn criticism from the local district attorney and … Click to Continue »

District Attorney’s Office twice investigated potential domestic violence between Los Alamitos police captain and Westminster city clerk found dead in Seal Beach, no charges were filed

The Orange County District Attorney’s Office looked into two cases of potential domestic violence involving a Los Alamitos police captain and Westminster’s city clerk who were both found dead this week of apparent gunshot wounds in his Seal Beach apartment. Allegations could not be corroborated, said Michelle Van Der Linden, spokeswoman for the District Attorney’s […]

U.S. Attorney’s Office Harasses Barrett Brown’s Literary Agent

The United States Attorney's office in the northern district of Texas issued another subpoena against journalist Barrett Brown. The post U.S. Attorney’s Office Harasses Barrett Brown’s Literary Agent appeared first on Shadowproof.

District Attorney talks human trafficking at Laguna Woods council meeting

Orange County District Attorney Tony Rackauckas made a presentation about human trafficking to Laguna Woods City Council on Wednesday, July 19, discussing the prevalence of the crime in the county and how community awareness is vital to diminishing it. Rackauckas said that since the District Attorney’s Office created the Human Exploitation and Trafficking unit to […]

Alabama Conservatives Bully 12-Year-Old Rape Victim to Not Have Abortion

4 days agoNews : Mediaite

Last week, after initially being denied the right to have an abortion by a local district attorney, a pregnant, 12-year-old rape victim was granted judicial bypass by the Alabama Civil Court of Appeals. The unnamed adolescent girl is not in contact with her father and has an abusive mother who reacted violently to her daughter’s pregnancy. […]

Baltimore Police In Trouble For Bodycam Footage Showing Them Planting Drugs [Video]

Baltimore district attorney is pursuing a case against officer Officer Richard Pinheiro and the cops in this video for allegedly planting drug evidence. One of the officers (probably Pinheiro) has been suspended.

Attorney Sentenced in Foreclosure Rescue Fraud

Mortgage Fraud Blog. Bradford Barneys, 51, Odenton, Maryland, was sentenced by U.S. District Judge Michael P. Shea in Hartford to 30 months of imprisonment, followed by three years of supervised release, for conspiring with Timothy W. Show More Summary

Justices won't block new trial of Hinds district attorney

The Mississippi Supreme Court has cleared the way for a district attorney to go on trial again. Robert Shuler Smith is the top prosecutor in Hinds County, the largest county … Click to Continue »

“Sin City Justice’s” Steve Wolfson Shares What He Thinks Will Happen At O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing

5 days agoNews / Crime : Crime Feed

Clark County District Attorney Steve Wolfson took some time to share with us what he thinks will happen at O.J. Simpson's parole hearing tomorrow. The post “Sin City Justice’s” Steve Wolfson Shares What He Thinks Will Happen At O.J. Simpson’s Parole Hearing appeared first on CrimeFeed.

Inside the Legislative Fight for the Rights of Incarcerated Women

When Sen. Kamala Harris, D-CA, was a law student, she clerked at the district attorney’s office in Alameda County, California. This was in the late ‘80s, in the middle of the crack epidemic, and Harris was tasked with processing cases from a major drug bust on a Friday afternoon. Show More Summary

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