Does Anne Arundel Need A New Prosecutor?

| June 11, 2010 | 5 Comments

Late last night, The Baltimore Sun reported that a former federal prosecutor has filed papers to run against potential six term incumbent Frank R. Weathersbee for the Anne Arundel County State’s Attorney.

Eric Grannon, of Davidsonville is currently a partner in the law firm White & Case in Washington. He has decided to run becasue he feels six terms is too many and is tired of seeing plea bargains with too lenient terms, probation for habitual offenders and not enough cases actually going to trial.

Weathersbee refuted the assertions, “Prosecution is my life. I think we do it very well in Anne Arundel County,” he said, adding, “No, we are not too lenient.”

What do you think? Is Anne Arundel County too lenient? What about the federal reimbursements for each “successfully” prosecuted case?  There have been accusations in Tennessee and California that prosecutors would prefer to plea bargain a case “successfully” to claim the reimbursement rather than take it to trial and risk the expense and more importantly an unsuccessful prosecution.

What do you think? Has Weathersbee been in too long? Do you think Anne Arundel County is too lax in their prosecution?

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