Erie County DA's office to resume prosection in Domestic Violence Court

Oct 19, 2012

The Erie County District Attorney reached a compromise to resume prosecution of cases in the Integrated Domestic Violence Court. 

Frank Sedita had recently announced that he would no longer handle the cases.  He said too many non-criminal issues were affecting the integrity of the cases. 

But Thursday, Sedita told WBFO News a compromised was reached with the State Office of Court Administration. 

"I agreed to staff it with a prosecutor four days a week and in return for that, the court has agreed that the criminal case will be segregated from all these civil, matrimonial, family-type cases and the criminal calendar will take precedent. 

Chief of Policy and Planning for the State Court Judge Harris Kluger said she is pleased with Sedita's commitment to work with the IDV Courts.  

You can click the above "Listen" to hear an interview with DA Sedita and WBFO's Eileen Buckley.