Tag: bryan porter

LaBoy shooter rearrested

By Cody Mello-Klein | cmelloklein@alextimes.com Kashif Bashir is behind bars again. Arrested for shooting Alexandria Police Officer Peter LaBoy in 2013, Bashir was found not guilty...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Prosecutors should temper zeal with kindness

In the 2012 case of “Tuma v. Commonwealth,” the Virginia Court of Appeals made an important observation about the ethical responsibilities of prosecutors. In...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Forensic evidence is difficult to collect

As I have noted in a previous edition of this column, acting as a juror in a criminal case can be a difficult proposition...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: How prosecutors handle their ‘gremlins’

In criminal cases, prosecutors do not get to choose their evidence. Every prosecutor would enjoy always having compelling forensic evidence and unimpeachable witnesses, particularly...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Knowing your rights

Last Saturday, Alfred Street Baptist Church hosted a public forum entitled, “Know Your Rights.” The forum featured a three-person panel of lawyers discussing the...

Alexandria man pleads guilty to manslaughter in death of brother

A 24-year-old Alexandria resident has pleaded guilty to manslaughter in the death of his brother.  Brian Cruz-Segovia pleaded guilty to involuntary manslaughter, a felony, in...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Real world forensics versus the TV...

By Bryan Porter A prosecutor preparing a case has a very real conundrum to consider: How to deal with jurors who harbor unreasonable expectations about...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Legal misconceptions from TV

By Bryan Porter There is a plethora of television shows that purport to show how crimes are investigated and tried. One huge problem exists with...

Our View: It’s time to change the law

The monthly column by Alexandria Commonwealth’s Attorney Bryan Porter has been a terrific addition to the Times’ opinion pages. Porter has helped us understand...

Man who shot an Alexandria police officer in the head released

By Missy Schrott | mschrott@alextimes.com How does a father tell his 9-year-old son that the man who shot him in the head will walk free? Former...
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