Tom Quinn Sworn in as Acting Bristol County District Attorney


Tom Quinn was sworn as Acting Bristol County District Attorney late this afternoon at the Fall River Justice Center during a private ceremony attended by staff members, a large contingent of Bristol County Police Chiefs and members of District Attorney Quinn’s family.

District Attorney Quinn was sworn in by Fall River District Court Judge Gilbert Nadeau.

During his brief remarks to police and staff, District Attorney Quinn said, “I am overwhelmed by the support of the office for me continuing as Bristol County District Attorney. I hope I can gain the confidence of Governor Baker and his administration in the coming days. I am focused on doing the very important work of our office and look forward to continuing to fight for the people in Bristol County.”

District Attorney Quinn was appointed acting District Attorney on January 2nd by Gov. Deval Patrick. He was appointed after former District Attorney Sam Sutter, who served two terms as district attorney, resigned his post. Mr. Sutter resigned after being elected Fall River Mayor last month.

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