Special Prosecution Units Formed in Florida

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Citing evidence linking animal cruelty to other crimes, State Attorney Ed Brodsky has formed a new special prosecution unit to focus on animal abuse crimes more vigorously in Manatee and Sarasota Counties, Fla. Brodsky ran for office on a campaign to address crimes that were under-reported or receiving little attention, including animal cruelty, violent crimes and fraud against the elderly. The Bradenton Herald reported that Brodsky has initiated three teams of prosecutors who will be involved in investigations, offer investigative and legal training, keep track of repeat offenders, and inform judges of offenders’ patterns. Animals are a “vulnerable group in society. We already had a division for child abuse so it was only natural for us to do one for the elderly and for the animals,” said Assistant State Attorney Lisa Chittaro.