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CO 16th Judicial District Attorney

The District Attorney is responsible for prosecuting all state criminal offenses occurring in their district. These include cases brought by the municipal police departments, sheriffs’ departments and any college police departments, and state and federal law enforcement agencies.ELECTION INFO: General Election ballots will start to be mailed on October 9th, 2020. Voter Service and Polling Centers open on Monday, October 19th, 2020. Ballots must be received via mail or at drop-off no later than Tuesday, November 3rd, 2020, by 7 pm. If you have not received your ballot or need a replacement, contact your local Clerk & Recorder Elections Office____________Abogado de Distrito de ColoradoEl/la Fiscal de Distrito y es responsable de procesar todos los delitos del estado cometidos en su distrito. Estos incluyen casos presentados por los departamentos de la policía municipal, los departamentos de alguacil, y cualquier departamento de policías de sectores universitarios, y agencias estatales y federales de fuerzas del orden público. INFROMACIÓN SOBRE LAS ELECCIONES: Las papeletas de votación para las Elecciones Generales empezarán a ser enviadas el 9 de octubre del 2020. Los Centros de Servicios Electorales se abren el lunes, 19 de octubre del 2020. Las papeletas electorales deben ser enviadas por correo o entregadas en un centro de entrega a más tardar a las 7pm el martes, 3 de noviembre del 2020. Si no ha recibido su papeleta electoral o necesita un reemplazo, comuníquese con su Funcionario Oficial de la Oficina de Elecciones local

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  • William Culver

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    Rodney D. Fouracre

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How would you address racial injustice within your district?

Are you in favor of bail reforms that have been practiced recently that allow the release of prisoners prior to their trial date versus many detainees being held awaiting the outcome of their case? Please explain.

Are you in favor of reforming sex offender felony sentencing from the current indeterminate sentencing to determinate sentencing? Please explain. (Current law allows for indeterminate sentencing which conceivably imposes being held for the remainder of their life depending on a number of factors. The change to determinate sentencing would impose a definite end date.)

How should the District Attorney’s office handle the current backlog of cases going forward? What concerns do you have about handling the backlog and its effect on outcomes?

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Background I have been a career prosecutor in the District Attorney's Office since 1988.
I would make sure my office focuses on the victim, the defendant, and the crime involved. Unless race is an element of the crime, such as in Bias motivated crimes, it should not be an issue in the case. Training on racial basis should be done on a regular basis.
I am not in favor of allowing all defendants out on their signatures alone. If someone has a history of not appearing for court, they should have to post some sort of bond. If someone is determined by the court to be dangerous to the victim or to the community, they should have to post some sort of bond. Everyone is granted some level of bail and bond by the court.
I am not. The legislature has determined that to protect the public and to work to the elimination of sexual offenses that indeterminate sentences for some sex offenders are appropriate. The theory behind indeterminate sentences in general is that they may encourage some to work on their issues to hopefully be released earlier - for example from a correctional setting to parole.
The office has to prioritize those cases that should be handled first - I'd focus on violent crimes. and Victim Right's Act crimes.