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Community feeling more frustrated following town hall meeting


Suzanne Ashe

Deputy Attorney General Richard Svobodny (left) and Police Chief Jim Agner listen to community members and leaders discuss the problems with routinely dismissed cases by the District Attorney's Office.

“Justice was not served tonight,” said Petersburg City Councilman Don Koenigs, following an hour and a half-long town hall meeting to discuss the breakdown in communication and lack of services from the Juneau District Attorney's Office.

The meeting, held on Tuesday evening at Wright Auditorium, brought community leaders and members together, to share opinions and ask questions regarding lack of communication and the seemingly high number of cases dismissed by the D.A.'s office in Juneau.

A reported 40 percent of cases filed with the D.A.’s office are dismissed. Many community members...

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