Confiscated drug money pays for new Fall River police cruiser

From WPRI By Annie Shalvey March 10, 2016 FALL RIVER, Mass. (WPRI) — The Fall River Police Department has a brand new ride and it didn’t cost taxpayers a dime. According to the Bristol County District Attorney’s office, it was purchased as a gift for the department using money confiscated by officers from drug-related crimes….


Bristol DA emphasizes respect in talk with New Bedford middle-schoolers

From The Standard Times By Curt Brown February 4, 2016 NEW BEDFORD — Bristol County District Attorney Thomas M. Quinn III’s message Wednesday to students at the Roosevelt Middle School was simple and direct — be respectful. “You all have something to offer. You may not know what it is right now,” he said, while…


District Attorneys Backing Baker Opioid Bill

By Matt Murphy STATE HOUSE NEWS SERVICE STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, NOV. 5, 2016…..Eleven county prosecutors who deal with the fallout of the opioid addiction epidemic on a daily basis threw their support behind Gov. Charlie Baker’s substance abuse prevention legislation this week, calling the bill “a significant step forward” in a letter to lawmakers. Suffolk…


Our View: Fighting elder abuse in Bristol County

The Herald News By Editorial Board August 31, 2015 After spending their lives working hard, raising their families, saving money and contributing to their communities in so many ways, senior citizens deserve to live their golden years free from the threat of abuse or exploitation. Unfortunately, instead of giving elders the respect and dignity they…


DA to crack down on elder abuse in Greater Taunton

The Taunton Gazette Marc Larocque August 30, 2015 TAUNTON — Combating elder abuse in Taunton and surrounding communities will be a priority for county prosecutors, according to Bristol County District Attorney Tom Quinn. During a visit with a group of about 40 people at the Taunton Council on Aging, Quinn spoke on Thursday about the…


Bristol County DA, Hockomock Y team up against bullying

From The Sun Chronicle By Sean McGuire August 5, 2015 NORTH ATTLEBORO – District Attorney Tom Quinn and the Hockomock Area YMCA teamed up Tuesday to fight bullying and peer pressure. A workshop at the Y included activities on bullying, peer pressure and healthy decision-making, while former Red Sox player Brian Rose offered baseball instruction….


Officials: Opiate abuse threat to every family

From The Herald News By Jo C. Goode Mar. 12, 2015 FALL RIVER — Opiate addiction, which has ravaged so many lives on SouthCoast and statewide, is “uniquely an American problem” with startling statistics, Rep. William Keating, D-Mass., said Wednesday during a roundtable discussion on drug abuse. “We are less than 5 percent of the…


Voc-Tech embraces DA’s initiative to combat teen dating violence

From The Standard Times By Auditi Guha March 7, 2015 Greater New Bedford Regional Vocational Technical High School staff said they are committed to giving students the tools they need to succeed in life, beyond an education. They want them to lead healthy lives. So Bristol District Attorney Tom Quinn’s new countywide effort to address…