First and Foremost: Do the Right Thing. That is my touchstone. Fight hard, but fair, using all of the tools in a prosecutor’s arsenal to achieve a just outcome.
Doing the Right Thing is about making sure that the voices of crime victims are heard and the guilty are held responsible; it’s about equal treatment under the law, regardless of race, religion, gender, national origin, or sexual orientation. It’s about ensuring that the formidable powers of a prosecutor are exercised with integrity, fairness, and professionalism.
The exercise of prosecutorial discretion is a key feature of a prosecutor’s daily work. A variety of factors must be considered every time the state decides to bring a criminal charge against an individual. After considering all of the equities in each individual case, sometimes the right decision is the decision not to prosecute. But when a decision is made to prosecute, we fight hard, but fair, to achieve a just result.