Special Prosecution Unit
The Special Prosecution Unit investigates and prosecutes a variety of crimes dealing with economic loss. These crimes include: violations of fiduciary responsibilities (misappropriation of funds), financial exploitation of the elderly, theft/embezzlement by employees, attorney misconduct (including unauthorized practice of law), fraud schemes involving investments, mortgages, identify theft, and internet scams, and matters dealing with misconduct in office by public officials. The unit also reviews all incidents involving the use of deadly force by a police officer in the line of duty. The unit manages a Senior Financial Exploitation Prevention Initiative designed to focus on the protection of seniors from financial exploitation.