BREAKING NEWS

AG Schmitt Announces Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys for Safer Streets Initiative


Feb 15, 2019, 12:29 PM
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Feb 15, 2019, 12:26 PM
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. – Today, Missouri Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced five Assistant Attorneys General who will be designated as Special Assistant United States Attorneys to help prosecute violent crime in St. Louis as part of the Safer Streets Initiative. Schmitt announced the Safer Streets Initiative in late January, an unprecedented cooperative effort between the U.S. Attorney’s Office and the Attorney General’s Office to combat violent crime in St. Louis. Schmitt also announced an expansion of the Safer Streets Initiative to Kansas City and Springfield yesterday. 

With the initiative, the Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys will prosecute violent crime in the most violent areas of St. Louis. Today, Schmitt named Assistant Attorneys General Katharine Dolin, Gregory Goodwin, Jennifer Szczucinski, Natalie Warner, and Jordan Williams as the prosecutors who will be dedicated to the Safer Streets Initiative. 

“Missourians deserve to feel safe, and it’s my job as Attorney General to ensure that my office is doing everything possible to keep them safe,” said Schmitt. “Launching the Safer Streets Initiative showed our dedication to fighting violent crime, and today’s announcement of five experienced prosecutors to collaborate with the U.S. Attorney’s Office in St. Louis reaffirms that dedication. The Attorney General’s Office works every day to protect Missourians, and today’s announcement is the next step in fulfilling that duty.”

Katharine Dolin is a member of the Attorney General’s Public Safety Unit. She has tried more than 30 jury trials including sexual assaults and homicides and has litigated at every level of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court. 

Gregory Goodwin is a member of the Attorney General’s Public Safety Unit and has prosecuted public corruption, sexual assaults, and homicides. He also has litigated at every level of state and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court.  

Jennifer Szczucinski is a member of the Attorney General’s Public Safety Unit. She has first-chaired more than 100 felony jury trials, most of which were sexual or physical assaults against children and adults, violent gun crimes, and homicides.

Natalie Warner is a member of the Attorney General’s Consumer Protection Unit. She has tried more than 60 felony jury trials, including violent crimes, sex crimes, child abuse, and firearms and narcotics cases. 

Jordan Williams is a unit leader in the Attorney General’s Litigation Unit. He has tried dozens of cases to a jury and has extensive experience prosecuting drug cases and violent crimes, including assault, armed robbery, and homicides. 

The five Special Assistant U.S. Attorneys will contribute to prosecuting violent crime in the most dangerous parts of St. Louis, including the area designated as Police Chief John Hayden’s Rectangle.