Director of Public Prosecutions

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Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP)

an officer who works under the Attorney General and who is responsible for the prosecution of all serious crime. Sometimes only the consent of the DPP is required. The office is particularly important as it heads up the CROWN PROSECUTION SERVICE, which prosecutes most crimes in England.
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He was the first Director of Public Prosecution under the new constitution.
The judge also ordered him to serve copies of the review to the Inspector-General of Police, the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Nyeri chief magistrate.
Prior to his appointment to the District Court, Judge Derrick SC spent a number of years as a Crown Prosecutor and Assistant Crown Counsel at the Office of the Director of Public Prosecutions and the Crown Solicitor's Office respectively.
Director of public prosecutions at the time of Worboys's conviction, Labour's Sir Keir earlier urged any alleged victims with concerns about how their case was handled to contact the police.
The Director of Public Prosecutions, the CPS and the Attorney General are treating me with contempt.
The bank said that it would fully cooperate with the office of the Director of Public Prosecutions.
The claims by a former Director of Public Prosecutions that "nobody told me" about the police investigation into Janner is unacceptable.
The National Director of Public Prosecutions is a crucial post in the South African justice system.
Director of Public Prosecutions Alison Saunders said: "The CPS was asked to consider evidence in relation to this allegation of female genital mutilation by the Metropolitan Police Service.
A host of child abuse charities have already called for the law change, alongside former director of public prosecutions Keir Starmer.
The Director of Public Prosecutions Keir Starmer QC has put out to consultation plans for the new Victims' Right to Review (VRR) policy, which covers any decision taken by the Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) to not charge a suspect.
Summary: Computer hacker Gary McKinnon will face no further criminal action, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Keir Starmer QC, said on Friday.

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