Oakland County prosecutor files resentencing notices for 22 convicted as juveniles, serving life without parole
OAKLAND COUNTY, Mich. – On Monday, Oakland County Prosecutor Karen McDonald announced her office’s decisions in 22 juvenile lifer cases after completing a review under the terms of the Hill v. Whitmer (2020) class action settlement. The Hill settlement called for prosecutors to reconsider each of those sentences and commit to a timeline for resentencing eligible individuals. Of the 27 Oakland County based juvenile lifer cases eligible for review under the Hill settlement, McDonald withdrew motions filed by former Oakland County prosecutor Jessica Cooper for the reimposition of life without parole in 20 cases. The Oakland County Prosecutor’s Office is seeking more information in five additional Hill cases. “As prosecutor, my primary obligation is to keep Oakland County communities safe and to follow the law.
2020 Michigan Primary Election results: 5 key races we’re still tracking
Election Day has turned into Election Week in Michigan with the surge in mail-in voting. While a handful of key races were actually called on Election Night on Tuesday, many races remain in limbo while clerks sort out the remainder of ballots. (UPDATE: Dave Coulter has been declared the winner)Oakland County ProsecutorKaren McDonald is leading incumbent Jessica Cooper in the Democratic primary election for Oakland County Prosecutor. (UPDATE: McDonald has been declared the winner)Primary Election Results by county:🌟 Become an Insider 🌟Introducing WDIV Insider: A new way for loyal Local 4 fans to gain access and customize your ClickOnDetroit news experience. Learn more about WDIV Insider - and sign up here!
Karen McDonald leads Jessica Cooper in primary for Oakland County Prosecutor
Karen McDonald is leading incumbent Jessica Cooper in the Democratic primary election for Oakland County Prosecutor. McDonald previously served as a judge on the 6th Circuit Court. She resigned from the bench in 2019.Cooper was elected Oakland County Prosecutor in November of 2008. Goetz ran unopposed in the Aug. 4 primary. Related: Latest Election newsMore: Election resultsMichigan Primary Election Results 2020Primary Election Results by county:
How the 2020 Michigan Primary Election will shape the November vote
Michigans primary election gave us a glimpse into what we may expect in November. The number of absentee voters in Michigan during the primary record breaking with more than 2 million all together. Some first-time absentee voters were a bit nervous voting this way, but with COVID-19 concerns raging, it seemed like a safer, easier option. READ: Election results for 2020 Michigan PrimaryClerks are not allowed to start opening absentee ballots until election day and the job of counting more than 2 million ballots could cause delays. Primary Election Results by county:
Free Grace -- Oakland County judge sends teen to juvenile detention over school work
BEVERLY HILLS, Mich. A teenage girl was sent back to juvenile detention for not completing her homework and protesters are calling it racial discrimination. The controversy centers around a Wylie E. Groves High School student who got caught up in the juvenile justice system. A judge decided the teen, named Grace, violated her probation by not completing online schoolwork and sent her to juvenile detention. I know if Grace was a 15-year-old White girl she would not be sitting in juvenile detention right now, said Sheri Crawley. Then she broke down when she heard Oakland County Family Court presiding judge Mary Ellen Brennan sent Grace to juvenile detention for violating her probation by not finishing her online school work.