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Town to drop lawsuit against its prosecutor

The town of Culpeper wants to pull the plug on its lawsuit aimed at forcing Commonwealth’s Attorney Megan Frederick to prosecute cases involving a controversial town police officer. With Frederick’s election defeat this month, the town has moved for a ...

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Publicity an issue in Taser death case

ROANOKE – Despite claims that a “media blitz” over a man’s death in police custody was fueled by inflammatory language in lawyers’ court filings, a federal judge declined to impose sanctions against lawyers who described the incident as “murder.” The ...

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