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District Attorney Receives State Grant to Combat Human Trafficking

The Berkshire County District Attorney's Office received $97,000.

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DA Candidates Tout Experience, Results at Primary Debate

Incumbent Andrea Harrington touted the systemic changes she's made in the office during her 3 1/2 years in office while challenger Timothy Shugrue stressed his decades of experience on both sides in the courtroom during the sometimes heated debate.

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DA Finds Officer Acted Lawfully in Shooting Miguel Estrella

The District Attorney’s investigation of Miguel Estrella’s death by police in March cleared officer Nicholas Sondrini of criminal charges, stating that he used lawful force with his firearm in self-defense.

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Two Live Debates for District Attorney Candidates Aug. 15

The debates will both take place on Monday, August 15th, in the auditorium at the Berkshire Athenaeum in Pittsfield.

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DA Candidates Discuss County Issues in NAACP Forum

Incumbent Andrea Harrington and challenger Timothy Shugrue spoke on the role of the district attorney, equity, and drug prosecution during a forum on Wednesday.

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Harrington Looks to Continue Progressive Work in DA Re-Election Bid

Andrea Harrington wants to continue the work she began during her first term as district attorney.

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Voting Groups Sponsoring District Attorney Forum

The forum is part of ACLUM's public education initiative in Massachusetts that seeks to highlight the key role that the commonwealth's district attorneys play in determining the effectiveness and fairness of the criminal legal system.

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Individuals Indicted In North Adams Shooting and Clarksburg Homicide

According to the District Attorney, individuals involved in a shooting outside of a North Adams bar and the separate homicide in Clarksburg were indicted.

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Berkshire District Attorney's Office Honors Outgoing Youth Advisory Board

Overseen by the Berkshire District Attorney's Office, the board consists of 16 high school juniors and seniors from 9 different Berkshire County schools to bring youth issues to the forefront, build positive social environments among their school-aged peers, and volunteer to serve the community.

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Democratic Primary Will Determine Race for DA

Robert D. Sullivan Jr., a former assistant district attorney, did not file to run by Tuesday's deadline. Instead, he posted on his campaign Facebook page his decision to withdraw and back Timothy Shugrue.

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DA Candidate Shugrue Says Time to End 'Awful Experiment'

There's a lack of prosecution and follow-through, he said, little communication with police, too many dismissals, too few diversion programs and a general lack of confidence in the DA's office that's filtering down to police and the community.

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Robert Sullivan Jr. Launches Bid for Berkshire District Attorney

Local attorney Robert Sullivan Jr. officially launched his run for district attorney on Monday as an unenrolled independent candidate with a focus on public safety and de-politicizing the position.

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District Attorney's Office Annual STRIVE Conference

The District Attorney’s Office Youth Advisory Board organizes and hosts the annual event for eighth-grade students from schools throughout the county as they prepare to enter high school. This year’s theme is "Courageous Conversations."

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Two Challengers Emerge for Berkshire District Attorney

Well-known Pittsfield attorney Timothy J. Shugrue has entered the race for district attorney.

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Berkshire DA's Violent Crime Task Force Makes First Arrest

The Berkshire County Law Enforcement Task Force on Tuesday executed an arrest warrant on 20-year-old Lucius Copeland as part of an investigation into the sexual assault allegations.

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DA Harrington Details Office's Work at Pittsfield Town Hall Event

She spoke largely on violent crime and domestic violence prosecution, victims advocate services, and her approach to harm reduction in response to the opioid epidemic.

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DA Harrington Hosts Informational Town Hall on Reforms, Community Outreach

Harrington discussed several topics, including domestic violence, drug policy, victim empowerment, discrimination and equity. After her presentation, she took questions from the audience.

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DA's Office Holding Town Hall Meetings Across County

District Attorney Andrea Harrington will provide a brief presentation on the state of the justice system, the office's reform efforts, and her blueprint for safety and justice in Berkshire County before opening the discussion to questions and answers.

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Pittsfield Man Sentenced Who Attacked Woman With A Hammer

Judge Mulqueen also sentenced McGirt to serve concurrent time at the Berkshire County House of Correction on single counts of threat to commit a crime, assault and battery, and malicious destruction of property.

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Berkshire DA: Up to Towns to Handle Officers on 'Brady List'

If Select Board members hoped the Berkshire County district attorney would offer direction on how the town should deal with the impact of having a police officer on her office's "Brady list," they were very disappointed.

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Berkshire County DA Participates in Plea Bargain Tracking Project For Judicial Equity

The project was done in collaboration with the Durham County, NC District Attorney's Office, and Berkshire District Attorney's Office. It was formally announced on Thursday at a virtual press conference.

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Berkshire District Attorney's Office Assembled Hope Bags

On Friday, May 28 BDAO staff filled the backpacks with clothing, first aid kits, hygiene products, hand sanitizer, wipes, snacks, reusable water bottles, referrals for social services, and more.

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Former Camp Greylock Counselor Indicted For Indecent Assault And Battery

Los Angeles authorities arrested Mainwaring on Wednesday on a fugitive from justice warrant. The Berkshire District Attorney's Office is seeking his extradition to Massachusetts.