HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) — Gov. Dannel P. Malloy is nominating a Chicago assistant state's attorney as Connecticut's new State Victim Advocate.
Garvin G. Ambrose, executive assistant state's attorney and legislative liaison in the Cook County State's Attorney's Office, would replace Michelle Cruz, whose four-year term expired in April 2012.
Cruz has criticized the early release of state prison inmates under a program backed by Malloy. But the governor said Friday that her stance had nothing to do his decision not to reappoint her. Malloy said Ambrose was the top pick by the Victim Advocate Advisory Committee and that he interviewed the top two choices. Cruz was not in the top two.
The Victim Advocate, which requires legislation confirmation, is an ombudsman between crime victims and the criminal justice system. The advocate also evaluates state services for victims.
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SherriJane | February 2 2013 1:00pm
What we need is a justice system to begin with. We already are starting to look like Chicago and what a mess that would be. Malloy's answer - bring Chicago to CT.
JimNeilson | February 2 2013 9:35am
Just what you'd expect from malloy bring Chicago corrupt politics to CT like we don't have enough of our own with him and the dems running the state to the ground just like that Chicago thug in DC is doing to America
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