Tag: bryan porter

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: The elements of a murder indictment

By Bryan Porter Anyone who has ever watched a police procedural will recognize this scene: a hardscrabble homicide detective with a harsh Bronx accent sits in a cramped office...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: Dillon authored limits on local authority

By Bryan Porter In 1853, John Forrest Dillon was elected District Attorney for Scott County, Iowa. He then ascended to the bench, serving on the...

Alexandria resident pleads guilty to first-degree murder

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] An Alexandria resident pleaded guilty Thursday to a four-count indictment, including murder in the first degree, the Alexandria Commonwealth's Attorney...

Alexandria man found guilty in 2017 murder

By Alexa Epitropoulos | [email protected] A jury found a 27-year-old Alexandria man guilty of murder in the second degree on Tuesday, the Alexandria Office of...

Justice Matters with Bryan Porter: What Alexandria can and can’t do...

Last month, Parkland, Florida, became the most recent city to experience the horror of a mass school shooting. Seventeen people were gunned down, with as...

Town hall meeting held on local opioid crisis

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] A town hall titled “A community conversation: Heroin & other opioids” took place Feb. 28 at the Minnie Howard Campus...

City rolls out new mental health initiative

By Denise Dunbar | [email protected] The city’s Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney announced a new mental health initiative on Tuesday that aims to help people...

Opioids in Alexandria Part 6: Justice in the midst of crisis

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott | [email protected] Before the opioid epidemic reached a fever pitch in 2015, the Alexandria Office of the Commonwealth’s Attorney...

City Democrats celebrate statewide wins

By Alexa Epitropoulos and Missy Schrott The mood was visibly  tense as a watch party organized by the Alexandria Democratic Committee began at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at...

Man pleads guilty in gang-motivated murder

A man has pleaded guilty to a November 2015 murder in Alexandria. Johnathan Gomez Sorto, a 22-year-old who formerly resided in Fairfax County, pleaded guilty...