#County Attorney

El Paso News

FBI investigating El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detention officers

EL PASO, Texas (KTSM) – KTSM learned at least three El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detention officers are subject to a criminal investigation, according to a records response from the El Paso County Attorney’s office. A representative with the U.S. Department of Justice Office of Legal Counsel advised against releasing...
Picture for FBI investigating El Paso County Sheriff’s Office detention officers

County Attorney Negotiates Settlement on Illegal Gambling Operation

September 16, 2021 - The Shelby County Attorney's Office has negotiated a settlement September 16, 2021, involving the alleged illegal gambling activities uncovered by Shelby County Constables on September 5, 2021. Through a hearing held before 123rd Judicial District Judge LeAnne K. Rafferty, Gary Rholes, Shelby County Attorney, and criminal...
Picture for County Attorney Negotiates Settlement on Illegal Gambling Operation
Columbus Telegram

County board tables vote on new election office employee

After some uncertainty regarding details about a potential new full-time employee with the Platte County Election Commissioner's Office, the Board of Supervisors ultimately postponed a vote on the matter. During Tuesday’s regular meeting, Platte County Election Commissioner Connie Sebourn originally asked the board to hire a full-time employee but the...
Picture for County board tables vote on new election office employee

Montgomery County declines city's use of former veteran's park

A proposal from the city of Conroe to lease the decommissioned veteran’s park in downtown gained no support from Montgomery County commissioners Tuesday. In a May 25, 2021 dated letter to the court from Mayor Jody Czajkoski, city officials were seeking use of the property for “outdoor dining and merchandising” in exchange for crediting the county $2,000 per month toward building permit fees. The terms of the agreement would be five years with one five-year renewal term.

Murdaugh shooter given bond on drug charges, headed to Hampton for more hearings

Curtis Smith has been given a $5,000 Cash Surety Bond for a meth possession charge against him and a PR Bond for a marijuana possession charge. These are the only charges against him in Colleton County: the other charges he is facing, including assisting a suicide, are charges from Hampton County and he has not been given bond on these charges. He will have bond hearings in Hampton at a later time.
Union Leader

Judge poised to sanction Hillsborough County Attorney

A Superior Court judge has said he may impose sanctions against the office of Hillsborough County Attorney John Coughlin, citing an “administrative breakdown” in the office that has led to missed deadlines and ignored court orders. It is the second time this year that Judge Will Delker, who sits in...

Pinal County officials consider challenging census results

The entrance to the U.S. Census Bureau’s office in Tucson./Jeff Landers/AZPM Staff. Pinal County officials are considering a formal challenge to the results of the 2020 census, which tallied far fewer people in the county than expected. The county has seen a boom in new housing in recent years and...

County reluctantly applies for public transportation funds

The county took a step toward potentially expanding public transportation last week despite some hesitancy among officials. The Johnson County Board of Commissioners approved and signed a grant application that could give the county more than $250,000 from Indiana’s Public Mass Transportation Fund to help match federal funds. The grant...

County's first two courthouses part of statewide art project

Hamilton County attorney Douglas Church was tired of looking at bare walls. It was 2007, and Church was president of the Indiana State Bar Association (ISBA) at the time, his offices located in downtown Indianapolis. So one day, Church devised a plan to add a little color to the empty...

County attorney’s office now says it doesn’t object to bodycam release

Emails show that the Hennepin County Attorney’s Office objected to the release of  police body-worn camera footage shown at the July trial of a St. Paul man who was acquitted of eight charges after he shot at a Minneapolis SWAT team after they struck him in the chest with a rubber bullet. The post County attorney’s office now says it doesn’t object to bodycam release appeared first on Minnesota Reformer.

Potter County Commissioners’ Court approves of new public defense program

AMARILLO, Texas (KFDA) - The Potter County Commissioners’ Court approved the Potter/Armstrong indigent defense plan on Monday after seeing a decline in qualified attorneys willing to counsel people with low-income. It will be a department serving as two offices for public defenders and management of assigning counsel. The goal is...
Delaware County Daily Times

County files exceptions to state labor ruling

Delaware County has filed exceptions to a proposed Pennsylvania Labor Relations Board order that would nix a new Public Defender’s Office policy restricting outside work for its attorneys and setting higher salaries. The filing argues that Hearing Examiner Jack E. Marino reached a finding of fact that “most” public defenders...

Commissioner wants Hamilton County D.A.'s funding cut while wife remains on payroll

The Hamilton County Commission is considering withholding funding from Hamilton County District Attorney Neal Pinkston's office unless he appears before the commission. Commissioner Tim Boyd introduced the document to commission Wednesday morning during the commission's regular meeting. This request comes after the commission asked Pinkston to appear before the commission...