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Under scrutiny: Tough cases put police, prosecutors at odds (access required)

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In most courthouses, there is a friendly and cooperative relationship between law enforcement officers and the prosecutors who put on their evidence in court. After all, the officers and the state’s lawyers share the common goal of bringing the bad ...

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Prosecutor, policeman are cleared of rights violations (access required)

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A law school graduate’s civil rights claims against a prosecutor and a police officer arising from an attempted murder charge have foundered in federal court. The former law student, Peter S. Willis of Fredericksburg, spent a year in jail before ...

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Albemarle prosecutor claims online harassment by ex-lover (access required)

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Albemarle County Commonwealth’s Attorney Denise Y. Lunsford is alleging that a high-profile Missouri attorney harassed her online, posting semi-nude pictures of her after their intimate relationship ended. That Missouri attorney has responded with a litany of accusations about Lunsford. On ...

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Civil rights claim against prosecutor goes forward (access required)

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A Richmond federal judge has refused to throw out allegations of misconduct against a Virginia prosecutor in a civil lawsuit filed by a man who claims he was arrested and jailed for almost a year based on false accusations supported ...

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An ‘unzip’ drive: Defense bar pushing new rules for broader access to prosecutors’ files (access required)

Weary of case-by-case skirmishing over discovery, the criminal defense bar has seized the initiative to push for broad change to the rules governing access to prosecutors’ files. Defense lawyers are one step closer to winning wider access to police reports ...

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Virginia Beach prosecutor to step down

After 12 years as commonwealth’s attorney, Harvey Bryant says he will leave office at the end of next year when his term expires. Bryant tells The Virginian-Pilot he will support his second-in-command, Chief Deputy Commonwealth’s Attorney Colin Stolle, in the ...

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