‘Vertical Prosecutions’ May Help Cut Delays In Bronx, Elsewhere

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When Darcel Clark was a judge in the Bronx, she used to see criminal cases delayed for weeks or months as they were handed from one prosecutor to another. Every case would pass through the hands of at least three prosecutors, each of whom oversaw a different step in the legal process, from writing the initial complaint to going to trial. If a prosecutor changed jobs, another person would have to scramble to become familiar with the case, 

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