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Fairfax won’t use prosecutors in most misdemeanors (access required)

Fairfax County prosecutors stopped being involved in many misdemeanor cases last month. The reason: The county’s newly implemented body-worn camera program for police officers. The body cams create a high volume of footage and an overwhelming caseload prevented prosecutors from giving cases “the attention they deserve” and are ethically obligated to give, said Steve Descano, who became ...