Panel Names 4 Finalists For Top State Prosecutor

January 14, 2020 - 9:51 am
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HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) - Three veteran state's attorneys and a top official in
the Connecticut attorney general's office were named Tuesday as finalists for
the state's top prosecutor job.

The state Criminal Justice Commission announced the finalists for chief state's
attorney are Stamford/Norwalk State's Attorney Richard Colangelo Jr., Waterbury
State's Attorney Maureen Platt, Deputy Chief State's Attorney Kevin Lawlor and
Associate Attorney General Erik Lohr.

The commission will interview all four candidates at a public meeting on Jan.
30 at the Legislative Office Building in Hartford and intends to appoint the new
chief state's attorney later the same day, officials said.

The appointee will succeed former Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane, who
retired in December after a 47-year career as a prosecutor. He had been chief
state's attorney since 2006, making him the longest-serving top prosecutor since
the office was created in 1973.

The chief state's attorney leads the Division of Criminal Justice, which oversees the state's attorney's offices for Connecticut's 13 judicial districts.

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