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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters

Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office

Joseph T. Deters, Prosecuting Attorney

“It’s an honor and privilege to serve as the Hamilton County Prosecuting Attorney. Our office is dedicated to serving the citizens of Hamilton County. I hope our website is helpful to you in explaining the many duties of the County Prosecutor and by giving you someone to contact if you have questions.”

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Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces referral to Special Prosecutor for gang of five case

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the referral of a State of Ohio Auditor report to a special prosecutor. The report from the State Auditor concludes: POTENTIAL VIOLATIONS This investigative summary focuses on potential criminal violations by five individual members of the City of Cincinnati Council - - ALEXANDER PAUL GEORGE (“P.G.”) SITTENFIELD, CHRISTOPHER (“CHRIS”) SEELBACH, GREG LANDSMAN, TAMAYA DENNARD, and WENDELL YOUNG - -specifically, Dereliction of Duty, although the conduct described may [...]

December 19th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment against Derrick Owens and Shaunice Dickerson for assault on police officers

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Derrick Owens (DOB 1/21/93) and Shaunice Dickerson (DOB 9/21/93) for the November 29th assault on two Cincinnati Police Officers.  Owens is now indicted on 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 1), 2 counts of Robbery (Felony 2) and 2 counts of Assault on a Peace Officer (Felony 4).  Dickerson is now indicted of 1 count of Felonious Assault (Felony 1) and 2 counts of [...]

December 5th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces indictment in shooting near Northwest High School

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Brian Holmes (DOB 6/22/01) for the 11/21 murder of 25-year-old Rashad Shahid and the felonious assault of D.W.  Holmes is now charged with 2 counts of Murder (Special Felony) and 2 counts of Felonious Assault (Felony 2). If convicted of all charges, he faces the possibility of life in prison. A juvenile co-defendant had an on-going argument with D.W’s sister.  The juvenile co-defendant, D.W. [...]

November 27th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announces the indictment of Kadeem Kelley for the overdose death of Hamilton County Justice Center inmate Satwinder Singh

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced the indictment of Kadeem Kelley (DOB 1/26/92) for 1 count of Involuntary Manslaughter (Felony 1), 1 count of Corrupting Another with Drugs (Felony 2) and 1 count of Trafficking in a Fentanyl-Related Compound (Felony 5) in the March 26, 2019 death of Satwinder Singh.  If convicted of the charges, he faces the possibility of 20 years in prison. Singh was an inmate in the Hamilton County Justice [...]

November 4th, 2019|

Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies hold press conference to discuss child pornography cases

Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters, Hamilton County Sheriff Jim Neil and other law enforcement agencies discussed 9 recent child pornography indictments in Hamilton County. Recently indicted were: Eric Koch B 1905598; Jeremy Collins B 1902925 ; Zachary Courtney B 1905400; Clinton Williams B 1905718; Thomas Thompson B 1905601; Brian Hronek B 1905842; Dana Beasly B 1905846; John Chavies B 1906001; Alex Randolph B 1905999. Koch is charged with 10 counts of Pandering Sexually [...]

November 4th, 2019|

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"If you are a victim of crime, rest assured that your case has not been forgotten."

You can read the latest statement from Prosecutor Joe Deters, regarding the Hamilton County Prosecutor's Office ongoing commitment to keeping victims of crime informed about the status of cases as we navigate the coronavirus outbreak together, here:
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Last week, Assistant Hamilton County Prosecutor Judith Lapp appeared remotely, on behalf of the State of Ohio, before the Ohio Supreme Court on the matter of State v. Bowers, a case involving a violent sexual assault and a child victim of the offense.

Ms. Lapp's outstanding work will hopefully result in the perpetrator of this heinous crime remaining incarcerated.

The work of the Prosecutor's Office doesn't end with a guilty verdict. On behalf of the citizens of Hamilton County, great work Judi!
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Today, Hamilton County Prosecutor Joseph T. Deters announced indictments of 14 individuals in cases that occurred during the recent riots in Cincinnati from May 30th – June 3rd 2020.

Prosecutor Deters commented, “Today, the Hamilton County Grand Jury indicted 14 defendants in 12 different incidents that occurred during the recent protests on May 30th - June 3th. These people, almost 1/4 of whom are not even from Hamilton County, took advantage of what was basically a peaceful protest and put our community and our residents in danger.

As your prosecutor, I will not put up with that.

The City of Cincinnati handles misdemeanor violations which occur in the city - - curfews, etc. We prosecute felonies that occur in the city which is why my office is handling these cases.

I will defend a person’s right to peacefully protest and always will. But, when individuals use that occasion to loot, attack our police and their equipment, and damage private and public property - - I am done with them.

The charges today will not be reduced. They will not be dismissed. And that will apply as long as I am your prosecutor.”
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The Hamilton County Prosecutor’s Officer will be closed today in observance of Independence Day.

On behalf of Prosecutor Joe Deters and the entire staff, we wish everyone a safe and happy Fourth of July!
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