Monday, 2 April 2018

Director of public prosecutions in England and Wales, Alison Saunders to stand down



The director of public prosecutions in England and Wales, Alison Saunders, is to step down at the end of her five-year contract in October.

 
While at the Crown Prosecution Service she oversaw the successful prosecution of Stephen Lawrence's killers.


But recently she has faced criticism after several rape trials collapsed due to evidence not being disclosed.


Ms Saunders told BBC Radio 4's Today programme the service had improved during her tenure "despite cuts".


She said it had been her decision to leave the role and that criticism of her work at the CPS (Crown Prosecution Service) was "incredibly inaccurate" and "hugely insulting" to the service's staff.




BBC     News.