Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced that a grand jury meeting in Virginia Beach Circuit Court today returned indictments against 79 individuals charging 279 separate offenses.
The grand jury returned indictments against 14 individuals for felony welfare fraud:
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Thursday, June 13, 2013 · 02:35 pm
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, announced today that Joshua Daniel Campbell, age 29, of the 1300 block of E. Balview Avenue in Norfolk, Virginia, was found guilty by a jury of Voluntary Manslaughter, Malicious Wounding, and Unlawful Wounding. The jury recommended a sentence of 21 years in prison. Circuit Court Judge H. Thomas Padrick, who presided over the three-day trial, will formally sentence Campbell on October 8, 2013.
The Commonwealth’s evidence proved that on the evening of May 5, 2012, Joshua Daniel Campbell and his girlfriend went to a party at The Mansards apartment complex. As they were leaving, Campbell and his girlfriend got into a fight, and Campbell struck her in the head. His girlfriend called a friend, who was back at the party, to come talk to her. Campbell began to yell at the friend and threw a liquor drink in his girlfriend’s face. Eventually three males and two more females from the party came into the parking lot to try to help Campbell’s girlfriend. Campbell got out of the car, armed with a knife, and began to fight with one of the males. Two of the other male partygoers jumped in to assist their friend as they realized that Campbell was much larger and stronger. Campbell stabbed all three men during the fight then fled in the car with his girlfriend driving.
Twenty-year-old Joseph Brinkos was stabbed twice in the chest and died at the scene. The second male sustained stab wounds to the arm, arm pit, thigh, hip, and two in his back. The third male was stabbed in his buttocks.
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Harvey was the guest speaker at the graduation of the 35th session of the Virginia Beach Citizens’ Police Academy at the Law Enforcement Training Academy (LETA) on May 14th. In a special presentation by CPA Alumni Association’s President, Larry Smith, Harvey was awarded honorary membership in the Citizens’ Police Academy Alumni Association. Harvey and former Va Beach Chief of Police Jake Jacocks are the only people to ever be awarded such a membership. Harvey has addressed the Citizens’ Police Academy groups over 25 times among the years. He was honored to address the almost 30 graduates of this program last night and to receive such special recognition.
Wednesday, May 08, 2013 · 03:45 pm
Harvey L. Bryant, Commonwealth’s Attorney for the City of Virginia Beach, was appointed Tuesday to the Department of Defense’s “Response Systems to Adult Sexual Assault Crimes Panel.” The announcement of appointees came yesterday from Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel. In announcing the formation of this panel, Hagel vowed that commanders will be held responsible for sexual assaults under the DOD’s new sexual assault prevention policy.
Of the nine appointees, Bryant is the only current civilian prosecutor. Others appointed include:
· Former Representative Elizabeth Holtzman
· James Houck, vice admiral, U.S. Navy (Ret.)
· Judge Barbara Jones, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (Ret.)
· David Lisak, Ph.D.
· Colleen McGuire, brigadier general, U.S. Army (Ret.)
· Melinda Dunn, brigadier general, U.S. Army (Ret.)
· Holly O’Grady Cook, colonel, U.S. Army (Ret.)
· Professor Elizabeth Hillman, Hastings Law School
The panel is a federal advisory committee that will conduct an independent review of the systems used to investigate, prosecute, and adjudicate crimes involving adult sexual assault and related offenses under article 120 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, in an effort to improve the effectiveness of those systems. Their first meeting will be no later than July 1, 2013. Bryant was appointed to the panel by the Ranking Member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, Senator James Inhofe.
“The panel will consider some very challenging issues of great importance to the men and women of our armed forces and to the military justice system. I look forward to working with and learning from this very experienced panel,” Bryant said.
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