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Svobodny planning to talk about criminal justice issues


Despite the difficulty of leaving Juneau in the middle of the legislative session, Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny plans to attend Petersburg’s Town Hall Meeting on February 21.

“Whether case dismissals are good or bad is very difficult to tell,” said Svobodny.

In general, dismissals can indicate problems with policing, problems with the District Attorney’s office or problems with the court.

“Case dismissals are not always bad. Sometimes cases should be dismissed,” according to Svobodny.

Just the term, “sufficient evidence,” can mean different things to police, th...

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