DuPage County State’s Attorney
An Illinois State Police trooper injured in a fiery crash one year ago was pressing DuPage County prosecutors to file more serious criminal charges against the trucker who allegedly caused the wreck.
DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin did not handle the Nicarico case, but said it weighs heavily on him and everyone else who works with victims of child abuse, and the families of children who have been murdered.
It’s a case that the DuPage County State’s Attorney calls “disgraceful”: A supervisor at a charity for people with special needs has been accused of stealing thousands of dollars over four-and-a-half years.
Suburban prosecutors say they are satisfied that it is now a lot more difficult for someone to be wrongfully convicted of a crime than it was years ago.
Joe Birkett has stepped down as DuPage County state’s attorney. Friday was his last day on the job. Next week he will be sworn in as an Illinois appellate justice.