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  • US prosecutors told to push for more, harsher punishments

    May 12, 2017 7:57 AM

    WASHINGTON - Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling the nation's federal prosecutors to pursue the most serious charges possible against most suspects. That is sure to send more people to prison and for much longer terms by triggering mandatory minimum sentences. Sessions announced the move in a policy memo sent... more »
  • Prosecutor: Jury favored toward lesser charge

    November 12, 2016 12:39 PM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio prosecutor says jurors were leaning toward convicting a white former police officer on a lesser charge but couldn't agree in the case involving the fatal traffic stop shooting of an unarmed black motorist. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters says the jury in Cincinnati was tilting toward... more »
  • Judge won't kick DA off ex-Saints player case

    July 22, 2016 11:09 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge has refused to remove the New Orleans district attorney's office from the prosecution of a man who is charged with second-degree murder in the death of former Saints defensive end Will Smith. State Judge Camille Buras on Friday rejected arguments that District Attorney Leon Cannizzaro's... more »
  • Defense wants prosecutors off Will Smith shooting case

    July 20, 2016 10:55 AM

    NEW ORLEANS - A judge in New Orleans is set to hear arguments on whether the local district attorney's office should be barred from prosecuting the suspect in the shooting death of retired Saints star Will Smith. Cardell Hayes is charged with second-degree murder in the case. Defense attorney John... more »
  • Prosecutor says he won't have access to fed case

    July 11, 2016 3:16 PM

    BATON ROUGE - Louisiana's attorney general says he won't have access to the federal investigation on the Alton Sterling shooting until it's completed and a decision has been made on potential federal charges. Attorney General Jeff Landry's statement came minutes after the district attorney in the parish were Sterling died... more »
  • Large case load prompts hiring of additional domestic violence prosecutor

    June 7, 2016 5:00 PM

    BATON ROUGE - A woman allegedly murdered by her husband Monday is shining a light on the problem with domestic violence in the area. In Baton Rouge over the past 12 hours, seven people were arrested for domestic violence. The problem is so large, the East Baton Rouge Parish... more »
  • Ohio prosecutor reviews Cincinnati Zoo case

    June 3, 2016 11:37 AM

    CINCINNATI - An Ohio prosecutor plans to announce next week whether to pursue charges against parents of a 3-year-old boy who got into the Cincinnati Zoo's gorilla exhibit, leading to the fatal shooting of an endangered gorilla to protect the child. Hamilton County Prosecutor Joe Deters' office said Thursday he... more »
  • Cosby admission wouldn't have aided prosecutor

    July 7, 2015 2:11 PM

    PHILADELPHIA - A former prosecutor says he wouldn't have been able to bring charges against Bill Cosby in 2005 even if the entertainer had told his investigators the same thing he said during a lawsuit. Court documents unsealed Monday in Philadelphia reveal Cosby admitted in 2005 to obtaining quaaludes with... more »
  • 18-count federal indictment against ex-St. Tammany DA

    April 23, 2015 6:42 PM

    NEW ORLEANS - U.S. Attorney Kenneth Polite says a former southeast Louisiana prosecutor is accused of using at least $100,000 from his campaign fund on personal expenses including flowers, dinners and payments to his son. An 18-count indictment charges Walter Reed with conspiracy, wire fraud, mail fraud, money laundering and... more »

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