Berkshire County hires special prosecutor


The Berkshire County District Attorney’s Office has hired a special prosecutor to help with a “backlog” of homicide cases.

A spokesman for the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office says the lawyer was hired a few weeks ago to help get the office caught up.  They say that some of the cases date back to 2017.

The special prosecutor will work on a part-time basis, which helps their office avoid the cost of adding an additional salary and benefits package.

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