Bill Fitzpatrick http://wrvo.org en DNA helps crack Syracuse cold case http://wrvo.org/post/dna-helps-crack-syracuse-cold-case <p></p> Thu, 12 Dec 2013 22:22:21 +0000 Ellen Abbott 48488 at http://wrvo.org DNA helps crack Syracuse cold case Calls for public campaign finance system include a Moreland Commission co-chairman http://wrvo.org/post/calls-public-campaign-finance-system-include-moreland-commission-co-chairman <p></p> Wed, 13 Nov 2013 12:23:10 +0000 Karen DeWitt 47080 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations-0 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">The <a href="http://moreland.ny.gov/" target="_blank">Moreland Commission to Investigate Public Corruption</a> is already making waves in Albany, as the media and the public react to what's coming out at its public hearings.&nbsp; In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Grant&nbsp;Reeher</span><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Tahoma; font-size: 13px; line-height: normal;">&nbsp;talks with the Commission's Co-chair, Ononda Sun, 10 Nov 2013 21:55:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 46867 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on The Campbell Conversations Renz pleads guilty to murder and sexual assault charges http://wrvo.org/post/renz-pleads-guilty-murder-and-sexual-assault-charges <p>A brutal murder and rape case that shocked central New York earlier this year is closed. In a plea deal with prosecutors, David Renz, 29, pleaded guilty Wednesday to first degree murder and sexual assault charges in the death of Lori Bresnahan and the rape of a 10-year-old girl in a mall parking lot in Clay last March. &nbsp;<br><br>The deal basically assures that Renz will spend the rest of his life in prison, said Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick.<br> Thu, 18 Jul 2013 11:23:48 +0000 Ellen Abbott 41229 at http://wrvo.org Renz pleads guilty to murder and sexual assault charges D.A. Fitzpatrick supports unsealing juvenile records involving sex crimes http://wrvo.org/post/fitzpatrick-unsealing-juvenile-records-involving-sex-crimes <p>Juvenile records are automatically sealed in New York state, so they don't prejudice a prosecutor or judge, but state Sen. John DeFrancisco is proposing&nbsp;an exception. He wants those records be&nbsp;available to court officials if they involve sex crimes. Mon, 06 May 2013 19:48:39 +0000 Ellen Abbott 37110 at http://wrvo.org Bill Fitzpatrick on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations <p>This week the State legislature passed and the governor signed into law a far-reaching set of prohibitions, restrictions, and tracking mechanisms regarding guns, making New York the first state to change its policies in reaction to the Sandy Hook school shootings.</p><p>In this edition of the Campbell Conversations, Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick discusses how effective some of the provisions could be, some possible problems with their implementation, and which ones might be overturned through subsequent court challenge.</p><p> Sun, 20 Jan 2013 23:31:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 32077 at http://wrvo.org Local officials welcome state regulations on bath salts http://wrvo.org/post/local-officials-welcome-state-regulations-bath-salts <p>The New York State Department of Health regulations outlawing&nbsp; bath salts in New York state come on the heels of several local laws banning the designer drug.&nbsp; The new regulations were announced by Governor Andrew Cuomo Tuesday, but there could be more laws coming down the road.<br />&nbsp;</p><p> Wed, 08 Aug 2012 20:04:59 +0000 Ellen Abbott 23945 at http://wrvo.org Onondaga County DA Bill Fitzpatrick on the Campbell Conversations http://wrvo.org/post/onondaga-county-da-bill-fitzpatrick-campbell-conversations <p>When the Manlius Swans had their eggs destroyed, there were numerous calls and letters demanding justice.</p><p>When 20-month-old Rashad Walker, Jr. was shot and killed in an apparent gang-related attack, there was silence.</p><p>What does this say about the state of gang violence in the Syracuse area, and the community&#39;s numbness - or fear - regarding it? Onondaga County District Attorney Bill Fitzpatrick wrestles with this question, and also comments on some of the recent conflicts his office has had with other local public officials.</p> Fri, 25 May 2012 20:00:00 +0000 Grant Reeher 20085 at http://wrvo.org