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Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler

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In New York, an Orange County grand jury has cleared Newburgh police officers who were involved in the shooting death of a city resident. The county’s district attorney also says an independent investigation by his office found that the police were justified in using deadly physical force.

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In New York, Orange County officials announced on Thursday that 40 defendants were indicted for drug trafficking. The indictments stem from a mainly undercover operation.

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The Orange County district attorney will lead an investigation in Thursday’s police-involved shooting in Port Jervis.

Hudson Valley Crime Analysis Center Is Up And Running

Jun 13, 2018
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A New York state Division of Criminal Justice Services official was in Orange County Wednesday to announce the formal opening of the state’s ninth Crime Analysis Center. The center serves Orange, Dutchess and Ulster Counties. Area police chiefs and officials from district attorney offices were on hand to talk about how the center has already helped them.

A teen has been sent to jail following guilty pleas in February in a case involving the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery in Warwick, Orange County.

Teen Pleads Guilty In Hate Crime Case

Feb 22, 2018

In New York, the Orange County District Attorney says a Warwick teen has pleaded guilty in a case involving the spray-painting of anti-Semitic graffiti at a Jewish cemetery.

Orange County DA: No Criminal Charges In Fatal Crash

Jan 24, 2018
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The Orange County District Attorney will not file criminal charges in a police officer-involved incident during which a driver was killed.

Orange County Provides "It's On Us" Grant To MSMC

Aug 18, 2016

A college in Newburgh has received a grant to support its fight against sexual assault.

Heroin Case In Newburgh Includes 24 Indictments

Aug 2, 2016
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The Orange County district attorney has announced indictments in a heroin distribution case in Newburgh.

DA Announces Guilty Pleas In A Newburgh Beating Death

Jul 20, 2016

The Orange County District Attorney has announced there have been guilty pleas in connection with the beating death of a man in Newburgh.

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The Orange County District Attorney, county sheriff, and various police chiefs announced Tuesday that eleven defendants have been charged with trafficking various drugs throughout the county.

The Orange County District Attorney Thursday announced a number of arrests in connection with a cocaine distribution network.

Orange County Man Is Sentenced For Fatal Stabbing

Feb 5, 2016
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An Orange County man Thursday was sentenced for fatally stabbing his wife. Orange County District Attorney David Hoovler says that 52-year-old Leonard Salters, of Highland Falls, was sentenced to 18 years to life in state prison for stabbing his wife to death. The District Attorney’s Office had recommended that Salters be sentenced to twenty years to life. In August, Salters pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in connection with the June 2014 stabbing. On the date of the stabbing, neighbors in Salters’ apartment building heard a commotion and called police.

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After last year’s fatal police shooting of a man in Ferguson, Missouri, and after a man died in an apparent police chokehold in Staten Island, New York, the district attorney in Orange County has announced a protocol for officer-involved deadly-force encounters.

District Attorney David Hoovler, with the unanimous vote of the Police Chiefs’ Association of Orange County, has announced the establishment of a county-wide protocol for the investigation of incidents that involve police officers’ use of deadly force against citizens.

Orange County Sets Up Crime Tip Lines

Mar 8, 2015
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Orange County has two new tip lines for reporting crimes.

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In New York, the Orange County district attorney says no criminal charges will be filed in connection with allegations made concerning a school district’s athletics team.

State and federal grants will help support legal staff of a program in Orange County to prosecute certain domestic violence cases.

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A wake is being held today for the elderly Port Jervis cobbler who was fatally beaten in his shop last week. The community is grateful for a quick arrest, though deeply saddened by the tragedy.

Don Fisher returned Monday to Kucher’s Shoe Repair on Front Street in Port Jervis, in Orange County, near the Pennsylvania border. 77-year-old Joseph Kucher, an Austrian immigrant and veteran, had owned the store for 40 years. Police say Kucher was severely beaten at the store last week. Fisher signed a card in the window and recalled a pair of shoes.