DePasquale calls for better training of district judges after 100s mistakenly given criminal records

BY: - August 12, 2019

Pennsylvania’s fiscal watchdog is calling for better training of the judges who most often serve as a person’s first exposure to the criminal justice system. The suggestion by Auditor General Eugene DePasquale comes in response to revelations last month that a magisterial district judge in Erie incorrectly classified hundreds of civil complaints as criminal cases, […]