Office of the Attorney General
Attorney General Conway Announces Vehicular Homicide Prosecution Training
Attorney General Jack Conway today announced that his office will train police officers and local prosecutors on the effective prosecution of vehicular homicide cases. The training is being held Monday, June 14 through Wednesday, June 16 at the Embassy Suites Rivercenter in Covington and is open to the media.
Coordinated through General Conway's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program, headed by Robert Stokes, the goal of the training is to create a team building approach between crash reconstruction officers and state prosecutors.
"The partnership between police officers and prosecutors is crucial in ensuring that these types of cases are investigated properly and prosecuted to the fullest extent," General Conway said. "This training will allow for a better understanding of each other's role and will help us better protect the citizens of the Commonwealth."
Entitled "Lethal Weapon," the training is funded through the Kentucky Office of Highway Safety with grant funds provided by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is assisting with the regional training, presented under the direction of the American Prosecutors Research Institute's (APRI) National Traffic Law Center.
"The Kentucky Office of Highway Safety is proud of our continued partnership with the Office of the Attorney General to provide funding in support of the Commonwealth's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor. Robert Stokes has done an exceptional job in conducting training workshops and coordinating training opportunities for both law enforcement and prosecutors throughout the state," said acting Transportation Secretary Mike Hancock, the Governor's representative for highway safety. "It is not only our responsibility, it is a priority of this administration to provide all highway safety professionals with the tools and resources they need to save and protect lives on our highways."
The Attorney General's Traffic Safety Resource Prosecutor Program also conducts regional training sessions for police and local prosecutors on the effective prosecution of DUI cases.