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District Attorney (District 11)

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    John Walter Bryant

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    Nancy (Lorrin) Freeman

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How would you address prosecution of nonviolent offenses like disruptive public assemblies and marijuana possession? (30 words maximum)

How would you implement the NC Criminal Summons Law that aims to minimize mass incarceration? (30 words maximum)

How would you address incarceration of nonviolent individuals awaiting trial because they can’t afford bail? (30 words maximum)

What is your view on requesting special prosecutors to investigate and prosecute police misconduct or police killing a civilian? (30 words maximum)

Experience (35 words max) Graduate WFU 1976 BA, employed in trucking industry 1978, Medical Manufacture's rep., District then Regional Manager until 1983, graduate WFU Law School 1986 JD, Federal and State Appellate Judicial Clerkships 1986-88, Private Practice 1988 to date. More than 100 jury trials to verdict.
3 favorite endorsements for this election Wake County Sheriff Donnie Harrison, U.S. Senator Richard Burr, and my wife.
Pursuant to the statutes that govern those offenses, but mindful of diversionary options for those who did not understand the consequences of their actions or are remorseful about being caught up in the moment.
Work with the necessary agencies to ensure the law was followed.
It is absurd to imprison one for more than they'd serve if convicted on the offense for which they are held. Unless there is a history of failures to appear, I'd work to end jail that amounts to Debtor's Prison.
Lacking a conflict or a violation of the Rules of Professional Responsibility, I'd rather the office I was elected to serve handle the job I was elected to do.
Experience (35 words max) •District Attorney for Wake County since 2015. •Elected twice to serve as Wake County Clerk of Superior Court. •Former Assistant Attorney General •Former Assistant District Attorney
It will continue to be the policy of the District Attorney's Office to offer the opportunity of a deferred prosecution for first time offenders of non-violent and drug related offenses.
It is generally the current practice in Wake County to issue summons to individuals charged with non-violent misdemeanors. Through outreach to law enforcement, we will continue to encourage this policy.
Currently we have an effective pretrial release program that allows on average 500 individuals to remain in the community pending their court date without bail. We are committed to finding ways to expand that program.
As District Attorney, it is my duty to present cases of excessive force by law enforcement that violates the law to the Grand Jury which is made up of Wake County citizens.