Local Community Rallies Behind Prosecutor

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The Wayne County Courthouse, Richmond, Indiana.

On October 5th, members of the local community traveled to Richmond, Indiana, in support of our Prosecutor.  Judges, defense attorneys, and the victim’s mother testified for hours about the honor, integrity, and truthfulness of Mr. Cooper.  Mr. Cooper was described as: “honest”, “truthful”, and “do[ing] the right thing”.  “He does justice,” said one local 42-year veteran defense attorney.

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Mission Statement

The mission of the Johnson County Prosecutor is to:
  • Fairly and justly prosecute violations of criminal law and to represent the people of Johnson County;
  • To protect the rights of victims of criminal proceedings;
  • Instruct local law enforcement and provide training to ensure proper procedures are followed;
  • Provide leadership as the chief law enforcement officer of the county by educating and informing the public.
The prosecutor has the responsibility of a minister of justice and not simply that of an advocate.  This responsibility requires that he prosecute the guilty and protect the innocent.  It is his obligation and mission to ensure that the rights of all parties are protected throughout the criminal justice process.