COMMISSIONER’S PROCLAIM APRIL CRIME VICTIM’S RIGHTS MONTH

Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite is pleased to announce that Christian County commissioner’s Lou Lapaglia and Bill Barnett signed a proclamation today declaring April Crime Victim’s rights month in Christian County.  Each year in Christian County there are approximately 650 victims of a variety crime whom suffer emotional, physical, psychological and/or financial harm.  April 22 – 28th is National Crime Victims Week and this year’s message was Extending the Vision – Reaching Every Victim.

“Victims of crime not only suffer from the crime itself but unfortunately the criminal justice process can cause additional stress. Public recognition of these difficulties only helps the victims. I am grateful to the commissioners for taking their time and position to recognize and extend the vision of reaching every victim.” said Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy J. Fite.

CHRISTIAN COUNTY PROSECUTORS TRAIN MISSOURI PROSECUTORS

Christian County Prosecuting Attorney, Amy Fite, is pleased to announce today that 1st Assistant Prosecuting Attorneys, Christopher W. Lebeck and Donovan D. Dobbs recently spoke to prosecutors from all over the State of Missouri at the recent Missouri Prosecutor’s Spring Conference at Lake of the Ozarks on April 4-6, 2012. The Missouri Association of Prosecuting Attorneys sponsors two annual trainings to educate and improves the state’s prosecutors.

Mr. Lebeck presented on two different days. On the first day he taught on electronic discovery using Karpel database. The second day he taught on how to legally obtain electronic evidence from smartphones and computers. Mr. Dobbs spoke on jury selection in computer crimes case and presentation of electronic evidence in trials. The subject matter is still relatively new to prosecutors even though we use computers every day and the information presented by both attorneys is vital to prosecuting criminal cases in today’s computer driven world.

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