Chittenden County State's Attorney

Pixabay/Public Domain

Federal prosecutors are filing charges against a woman whose attempted murder case was dropped by a Vermont county prosecutor because an insanity defense was planned.

Republican Governor Phil Scott has asked the attorney general's office to review a prosecutor's decision to drop three high-profile violent crime cases.

Burlington Police Department statement disagreeing with State's Attorney
Burlington Police/Twitter

In late February, an argument outside a downtown bar in Burlington, Vermont led to a shooting that seriously injured a bystander. The Chittenden County State’s Attorney recently opted not to file charges against one of the men, prompting criticism from the city’s police chief and mayor.


For over a year, officials in Vermont’s most populous county and the state have been considering the possibility of creating safe injection sites as a means to curb the growing opioid crisis.  This week, U.S. Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein wrote that such plans are not solutions and the Department of Justice is ready to act against communities that create such facilities.  The move is not deterring efforts in Burlington.

Chittenden County State's Attorney Sarah George
Chittenden County State's Attorney's office/Facebook

The prosecutor in Vermont's most populous county has asked a committee of health and law enforcement professionals to look at the possibility of setting up a safe injection site for heroin and other opioid users in order to reduce overdoses and get addicts more treatment.

Picture of a judge's gavel
Glentamara/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

The prosecutor in Vermont's largest county and the state attorney general's office say no charges are warranted against two law enforcement officers who shot and killed a drug suspect during a raid on his Burlington apartment last month.

The Chittenden County prosecutor says police involved in the non-fatal shooting of a distraught man had turned off their body cameras before the shooting.

Picture of a judge's gavel
WikiMedia Commons

A Vermont prosecutor says no criminal charges will be filed against two Burlington police officers involved in the shooting death of shovel-wielding man with a long history of mental health issues.

Picture of a judge's gavel
Glentamara/Wikimedia Commons Public Domain

A forty-four-year-old Burlington High School Spanish teacher, Giovanna Yaranga, was arraigned Monday and pleaded not guilty to charges of sexual exploitation of a minor.