Carson City’s two candidates for District Attorney sparred over delays in prosecuting sensitive cases, victim services and other issues at the League of Women Voters candidate forum Monday night.
Jason Woodbury said one of his principal issues is inexcusable delays in prosecuting cases where children and the elderly are the victims.
He said he would “take ownership of that issue” and ensure prosecution isn’t delayed unless necessary.
But Assistant DA Mark Krueger said the problem is being caused by some of Woodbury’s supporters — members of the Public Defender’s staff.
“Those same defense attorneys are the ones that cause the delay in cases, the ones that go before the court and ask for the delays,” he said.
Asked if they support creating a child advocate system for Carson City, Krueger said the office has a victim and witness services team but that he would support a child…
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