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Prosecutor Gensel replies to Whitten announcement

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Porter County Prosecuting Attorney Brian Gensel released the following statement on Friday, after Democrat Stacey Whitten announced that she is challenging him in the general election in November.

“The Prosecuting Attorney is the chief law enforcement officer in the county,” Gensel said. “It is not a job for novices. It is certainly not a job for a bankruptcy attorney with no real prosecution experience. In the nine years she has been an attorney, Ms. Whitten has never appeared on any case in Porter County. All twelve of my Deputy Prosecutors have more criminal law experience. All but one has practiced law for a longer period of time.”

“To be an effective prosecuting attorney, you need a strong working relationship with local, state and federal law enforcement agencies as well as the judiciary and criminal defense bar,” Gensel added. “Over the last 26 years I have developed and relied upon these relationships to effectively prosecute criminals and keep Porter County residents safer.”

 

Posted 6/17/2014