district attorney


Definition of district attorney

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district

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The Los Angeles County district attorney's office decided in March not to file charges against Venit, determining the allegations were not a felony because there was no contact with his skin, and no restraint involved. Sara M Moniuszko, USA TODAY, "Terry Crews testifies on sexual assault bill on Capitol Hill: 'All survivors must be protected'," 26 June 2018 An official with the Johnson County district attorney's office declined to comment. Hunter Woodall, kansascity, "Democratic attorney calls for investigation of Olathe Republican running for House," 12 June 2018 After the recent Times investigation, the university contacted the Los Angeles County district attorney's office and was referred to the Los Angeles police. Nick Watt, CNN, "USC, ex-school gynecologist face lawsuits over alleged inappropriate touching," 23 May 2018 The Manhattan district attorney’s office is prosecuting the case, which includes alleged incidents with two women. Corinne Ramey, WSJ, "Harvey Weinstein and His Lawyer Are at Odds, Moving Toward a Possible Split," 14 Jan. 2019 An employee of the Los Angeles County Department of Children and Family Services has been charged with distributing child pornography online, the district attorney’s office announced Tuesday. Brittny Mejia, latimes.com, "L.A. County Department of Children and Family Services employee charged with distributing child pornography," 11 July 2018 The Harris County district attorney has accepted the charge of Felony Burglary of a Building in this case, according to the release. Victoria Cheyne, Houston Chronicle, "Shore Acres man accused of stealing guitars from La Porte church," 11 July 2018 Vallejo said, recounting her reaction when her attorney said the district attorney declined to pursue a criminal case. Erin Stone, SFChronicle.com, "Woman alleges rape by Caltrain conductor, San Mateo DA declines to charge," 3 July 2018 The texts, which surfaced publicly in 2015, cast a cloud over the Police Department and prompted the district attorney’s office to re-examine thousands of cases the officers had handled. Bob Egelko, San Francisco Chronicle, "SFPD’s texting scandal: Court rules officers can be disciplined for racist messages," 30 May 2018

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1789, in the meaning defined above

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Legal Definition of district attorney

: the prosecuting officer of a judicial district — see also state's attorney

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