prosecuting attorney


Definition of prosecuting attorney

: an attorney who conducts proceedings in a court on behalf of the government : district attorney

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Recent Examples on the Web Hunter Chenoweth is being held at the Saline County detention center while the Madison County prosecuting attorney determines formal charges. Paul Best, Fox News, "Arkansas cops arrest man for abducting baby from scene of triple homicide," 25 Feb. 2021 The man shot the chief in his chest, which deflected off his protective vest, and Henson returned fire, killing the man, according to the prosecuting attorney’s office, which investigated and concluded the shooting was justified. Tony Holt, Arkansas Online, "Trumann police chief announces resignation," 30 Nov. 2020 The prosecuting attorney will determine whether the use of deadly force was in compliance with state laws, police said. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, "State police: Man shot, critically injured by UAMS officer," 3 Dec. 2020 The local officials who signed the manifesto are Wendy Goodreau, clerk and register of deeds; Joseph O'Leary, Baraga County prosecuting attorney; Jill Tollefson, county treasurer; and Brogan. Slone Terranella, Detroit Free Press, "U.P. county is refusing to enforce COVID-19 restrictions from Whitmer," 13 Jan. 2021 The case file and affidavit will be turned over to the prosecuting attorney’s office, deputies added. Brianna Kwasnik, Arkansas Online, "Deputies: Magazine man fatally shot during argument," 4 Dec. 2020 Franklin County hasn't yet released their records of the shooting, but the Pike County prosecuting attorney confirmed to CNN Meade's involvement in the 2018 raid. Christina Maxouris, CNN, "Columbus police chief vows for a 'meticulous, unbiased investigation' into Casey Goodson Jr.'s shooting," 11 Dec. 2020 In Little Rock, police headquarters, the municipal court building and the prosecuting attorney’s office were spray-painted, according to department spokesman Lt. Casey Clark. Josh Snyder, Arkansas Online, "Grafitti, burned police SUV draw investigations in Little Rock, North Little Rock," 3 Sep. 2020 Garland County deputy prosecutor Josh Drake was let go from his position on Oct. 31 by Michelle Lawrence, the prosecuting attorney. Maya Miller, ProPublica, "A State Prosecutor Was Fired for Speaking Out Against Jail Time for People Who Fall Behind on Rent," 27 Nov. 2020

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First Known Use of prosecuting attorney

1820, in the meaning defined above

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: an attorney who represents the government in instituting and proceeding with criminal actions : district attorney

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