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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | December 30, 1997
Prosecutor Eileen McInerney has resigned from the Howard County State's Attorney's Office, becoming the 10th prosecutor to leave the office in 22 months.McInerney, who recently won a second-degree murder conviction in the trial of former state trooper James Harding Jr., will join the state Attorney General's Office. McInerney will work in the criminal investigations section, according to a press release from State's Attorney Marna McLendon.McLendon wrote in the release that McInerney has been committed to child-advocacy issues and cases since she arrived at the office two years ago."
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By Caitlin Francke and Caitlin Francke,SUN STAFF | January 3, 1997
Another prosecutor has resigned from the Howard County state's attorney's office, the sixth to leave since February under State's Attorney Marna McLendon's administration.Turnover in the office -- more than a quarter of its 22 prosecutors have left in the past year -- has been much higher than in nTC counterpart offices in Baltimore, Anne Arundel and Harford counties in the same period.McLendon said she was not concerned. Some prosecutors come to the office to gain trial experience, and others become career prosecutors, she said, and the departures create opportunities for others.
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By Elaine Tassy and Elaine Tassy,SUN STAFF | January 22, 1996
After 21 years, Baltimore County State's Attorney Sandra A. O'Connor, the county's chief prosecutor, says she's nowhere near calling it quits."There are times when you go, 'Oh, gosh.' But never seriously," she says.This month, Mrs. O'Connor marks 21 years in her elected position. During that time, she has built such a strong prosecutorial reputation that no one will run against her. She created Maryland's first crime victim assistance unit and launched other innovations that have spread throughout the state.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | April 20, 2000
An assistant attorney general who headed the probe of a Westminster police officer accused of trying to plant drugs on suspects last summer said his office would defer to the local state's attorney on whether to file charges. "The investigation by the Maryland State Police and the state attorney general's office is completed, and we are turning over our files to the Carroll County state's attorney to make an assessment on whether to prosecute or not," Emmet Davitt, assistant attorney general, said in a formal statement yesterday.
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By Gregory Kane | June 24, 2001
MICHAEL Austin sat at the defense table, listening as his attorney, Larry Nathans, argued the finer points of criminal law with Judge John Carroll Byrnes and Assistant State's Attorney Sharon May. Austin, attired in a white dress shirt, tie and slacks, at times rested his cheek on his right hand. Then he'd press his fingertips together. At other times, he leaned forward and peered intensely at the proceedings. When it was over, while Austin stood as a corrections officer cuffed his hands behind him, the 6-foot-5-inch convict thanked his supporters for coming to the hearing.
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By Maria Archangelo and Maria Archangelo,Staff writer | October 27, 1991
In the past four years, Jill Trivas has prosecuted a murder case, several assaults and batteries, some thefts and many drunken drivers.Now she is moving across the aisle.Trivas, a Carroll assistant state's attorney since August 1987, handled her final county case Tuesday. She starts a new job as a Baltimore public defender Nov. 6.While the change might seem drastic to some, Trivas says she does not expect it to be too difficult."People ask, 'How can you defend someone if you know they are guilty?
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By SUMATHI REDDY and SUMATHI REDDY,SUN REPORTER | June 1, 2006
A Baltimore Circuit Court judge has dismissed a $14 million lawsuit accusing city and state leaders of failing to protect the Dawson family from the 2002 firebombing that killed the couple and their five children. Judge M. Brooke Murdock struck down an argument from survivors that the city created danger by soliciting participation through its "Believe" campaign and by encouraging residents to report criminal activity to police. The judge ruled that the advertisements were directed at all Baltimore residents and not to the Dawsons specifically.
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By Mike Farabaugh and Mike Farabaugh,SUN STAFF | June 23, 1997
First Sgt. Robert Windsor, a 27-year veteran with the Maryland State Police, will retire July 1 to become an investigator with the Carroll state's attorney's office.Windsor, 50, will replace Gary Childs, a former Baltimore homicide detective who has been an investigator for the county state's attorney since 1994.Childs will become an officer with the Baltimore County Police Department, said Jerry F. Barnes, Carroll County's state's attorney."We are sad because Gary is leaving, but we feel very fortunate to have someone with the experience of Bob Windsor to replace him," Barnes said.
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By Michael James and Michael James,Staff writer | April 21, 1991
Budget problems in the county state's attorney's office have prompted two Circuit Court prosecutors to announce their resignations, bringing to five the number of attorneys who have left the office since January.Assistant State's Attorneys Timothy J. McCrone and Jason A.Shapiro both said that the lure of private practice -- which offers significantly higher income for an attorney -- became too strong in light of possible pay cuts and the elimination of salary increases.Attorneys in the office will have to forgo pay increases, cost ofliving raises and merit pay for at least one year under the county budget plan.
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By Thom Loverro and Thom Loverro,Sun Staff Correspondent | October 18, 1990
UPPER MARLBORO -- For most of his adult life, Arthur A. "Bud" Marshall was not just state's attorney for Prince George's County, he was the law. The post was not just a job for him; it was who he was.Four years ago, a young black attorney named Alexander Williams Jr. stripped Mr. Marshall of that identity when he defeated the six-term incumbent in a landmark upset victory, the first countywide black official elected to office in the white-dominated county.Life...
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