TOPEKA – (October 24, 2011) – Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt will host prosecutors from across Kansas in Topeka November 1-3 for a series of work groups designed to increase expertise and strengthen state prosecutions in specific criminal justice areas.
The sessions will provide training in capital litigation, child predator prosecution, and the prosecution of drug manufacturing and distribution. Prosecutors from Schmidt’s criminal litigation division as well as senior prosecutors from county and district attorney offices around the state will share their observations, insights and lessons learned to better prepare prosecutors to handle these cases. Shawnee County District Attorney Chad Taylor is co-hosting the event.
The schedule for the event is as follows:
- Tuesday, November 1 – Capital murder prosecution
- Wednesday, November 2 – Child predator prosecution
- Thursday, November 3 – Drugs and drug manufacturing prosecutions
“It’s important for prosecutors from across Kansas to be in communication to share expertise and experiences as we all work together to make Kansas safer,” Schmidt said. “I hope to make this three-day workshop an annual event.”
“I commend Attorney General Schmidt for bringing together prosecutors from across the state to address how we can improve public safety in Kansas,” District Attorney Chad Taylor said. “Kansas prosecutors possess a wealth of experience that when shared will help keep Kansans safe.”
The three day event will be held in Topeka at the Kansas National Guard Museum, 6700 SW Topeka Blvd.