A court filing marks the first time District Attorney Cyrus Vance Jr. has suggested specific criminal charges — including falsifying business records and tax fraud — that could hypothetically apply to President Donald Trump, should the grand jury find evidence to support them.
Official misconduct contributed to the false criminal convictions of more than 50 percent of innocent people who were later exonerated, according to a report from the National Registry of Exonerations.
Chicago special prosecutor Dan Webb cited false statements by Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx in the hate crime claims by Jussie Smollett. The actor has been charged again, and Foxx is running for another term.
A Virginia prosecutor who says her county’s judges are infringing on her discretion to dismiss charges and enter plea bargains wants the state Supreme Court to intervene on her behalf. She is backed by 60 current and former prosecutors from around the nation.
Raising the bar for which thefts constitute a felony in Chicago has not endeared prosecutor Kim Foxx to police and others concerned that last weekend’s looting will not get the proper punitive response. Foxx is standing by her policies, but her office said it has approved nearly all the felony charges police have brought so far.
The innovative DA’s office in California’s Yolo County illustrates how in some small and medium-sized jurisdictions, the difference between “progressive” and “mainstream” is only in the eye of the beholder.
Joe Biden’s selection of Kamala Harris as his running mate is the product of each candidate’s evolving views on criminal justice policy – and an occasion for another deep dive into their respective histories making and enforcing controversial criminal laws.
The new district attorney in Oregon’s Multnomah County announced his office will drop most charges filed against protesters in recent months, including felonies, so long as people are not charged with commiting violence, theft or “deliberate” property damage.