Friday, November 10, 2017

The Hollywood Squad

It's that type of town, after all:
The district attorney said she has assigned a group of veteran sex crimes prosecutors to work together to examine the cases and “ensure a uniformed approach to the legal review and possible prosecution of any case that meets both the legal and factual standards for criminal prosecution.”

Legal experts said the task force makes sense but continued to caution that such cases can be difficult to prove. Many of the alleged incidents occurred years ago, and detectives need to determine whether physical evidence or witness statements exist that can help build cases.

“It does speak to the culture of the city that this is a major criminal justice issue worthy of a task force,” said Laurie Levenson, a former prosecutor and Loyola law professor. “It is a good idea to have veteran, experienced prosecutors on these cases. But people shouldn’t get their expectations up.”
They'll still have their work cut out for them...

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