District Attorney Warren Montgomery took office in 2015. The previous administration, headed by D.A. Walter Reed, measured success by the number of trials. But, the pressure to reach an arbitrary number led to some deceptive practices.
So, Montgomery and his management team, including interim D.A. Collin Sims, determined there were better, more thorough ways to gauge true success. They decided that we would track success using the following measures:
- The amount of time from arrest to adjudication
- Felony arrest to felony conviction rate
- Average age of case pending trial
- Prioritization of major criminal cases
The next question was: How do we get there? The answer was clear.
Listen to D.A. Montgomery as he talks about trial statistics and keeping a legitimate, appropriate and accurate count in order to analyze success.