News releases from Public Prosecution Service (Page 1)

Crown Attorney Dedicated to Human Trafficking Offences

Public Prosecution Service

Senior Crown attorney Josie McKinney will become this province’s first Crown attorney dedicated to the prosecution of human trafficking offences.

Fair Treatment of African Nova Scotians

Public Prosecution Service

As prosecutors, Crown attorneys of the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service are committed to the fair treatment of all members of the public who encounter the criminal justice system, including African Nova Scotians. We are disgusted by the recent acts of violence that have resulted in the loss of black lives including George Floyd. We condemn the past and present-day violence that continues to be inflicted upon black people, including violence by people sworn to protect and serve our community.

Public Prosecution Service Responds to Public Request to Drop Charges Against Santina Rao

Public Prosecution Service

The Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service has received numerous email requests from the public to drop the charges against Santina Rao. Charges of causing bodily harm to a peace officer, resisting/obstructing a peace officer and causing a disturbance were laid by Halifax Regional Police following a Jan. 15 incident at Walmart in Halifax.

Chief Crown Attorney Appointed to Head Appeals and Special Prosecutions

Public Prosecution Service

Mark Scott, Queen’s Council, has been appointed chief Crown attorney of Appeals and Special Prosecutions.

New Chief Crown Attorney for Special Initiatives

Public Prosecution Service

Andrew Macdonald, the longest serving Chief Crown attorney at the Public Prosecution Service, is taking on the new role of Chief Crown attorney, Special Initiatives. Mr. Macdonald most recently held the position of Chief Crown attorney, Special Prosecutions.

Guide en langage clair sur les poursuites judiciaires dans les cas d'agression sexuelle

Public Prosecution Service

Un Guide à l'intention des victimes d'agression sexuelle sur les poursuites judiciaires, récemment publié par le Service des poursuites publiques de la Nouvelle-Écosse, offre aux victimes d'agression sexuelle des renseignements en langage clair au sujet des poursuites judiciaires en cas d'agression sexuelle.

Plain Language Guide to a Sexual Assault Prosecution

Public Prosecution Service

A Survivor’s Guide to Sexual Assault Prosecution, newly published by the Nova Scotia Public Prosecution Service, provides sexual assault survivors with plain language information about sexual assault prosecution.

Fair Treatment of Indigenous Peoples Prosecution Policy to Direct Crown Attorneys

Public Prosecution Service

Nova Scotia Crown attorneys are now guided by a new comprehensive policy when conducting criminal prosecutions involving Indigenous peoples.

Nomination de procureurs de la Couronne à Halifax et à Dartmouth

Public Prosecution Service

La nomination de deux nouveaux procureurs de la Couronne a été annoncée aujourd'hui 25 septembre par le Service des poursuites publiques.

Crown Attorneys Appointed in Halifax and Dartmouth

Public Prosecution Service

The appointment of two new Crown attorneys was announced today, Sept. 25, by the Public Prosecution Service.

Procureur de la Couronne nommé à Sydney

Public Prosecution Service

Le Service des poursuites publiques a annoncé, aujourd'hui 5 septembre, la nomination de Keavin Mathieu Finnerty à titre de procureur de la Couronne.

Crown Attorney Appointed in Sydney

Public Prosecution Service

The appointment of new Crown attorney Keavin Mathieu Finnerty in Sydney was announced today, Sept.5, by the Public Prosecution Service.

Crown Attorneys Appointed in Shelburne, Antigonish

Public Prosecution Service

The appointment of two new Crown attorneys in Shelburne and Antigonish was announced today, Aug. 3, by the Public Prosecution Service.

Environment Prosecutor Appointed

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government has appointed a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

Crown Attorney Appointed in Dartmouth

Public Prosecution Service

Bryson McDonald has been appointed a Crown attorney in Dartmouth.

Crown Attorneys Appointed in Sydney, Port Hawkesbury

Public Prosecution Service

The appointment of two new Crown attorneys in Cape Breton was announced today, June 22, by the Public Prosecution Service.

Government to Hire Environment Prosecutor

Public Prosecution Service / Environment

Government will soon hire a prosecutor to focus on the environment.

Crown Attorneys Appointed in Yarmouth

Public Prosecution Service

The appointment of two new Crown attorneys in Yarmouth was announced today, Feb. 6, by the Public Prosecution Service.

Sexual Assault Crown Attorneys Appointed

Public Prosecution Service

Two new Crown attorneys have been appointed by the Public Prosecution Service to focus on sexual assault prosecutions.

Crown Attorney Appointed in Halifax

Public Prosecution Service

Stacey Gerrard has been appointed a Crown attorney in Halifax.