Anoka County Attorney In The News

"Attorney General Swanson examines problems fueling Minnesota's opioid epidemic" - Star Tribune, Nov. 23, 2016

"It is a public health crisis," Anoka County Attorney Tony Palumbo said. "It affects us all."

"Victim witness program to expand" - ABC Newspapers, Sept. 2, 2016

"We were encouraged to apply for the grant by the Office of Justice Programs to help elderly abuse and non-English speaking victims," Palumbo said.

"No grand jury for officer shootings? Others say not in their counties" - MPR News, March 16, 2016

"County attorneys are always looking at their process to make sure they're correct," Palumbo said. "This is an ongoing discussion that predates any recent events. I assure you of that."

"Minnesota Database Indicates Senior Citizen Abuse Cases Have Increased" - KSTP, July 20, 2015

“Sometimes the penalties for stealing under this (financial exploitation law) are much less than going in and robbing a local gas station," Palumbo said. "It's frustrating."

"Sheriff’s Office adds mobile digital forensic lab" - ABC Newspapers, May 27, 2015

"I think this is the next step forward in computer forensics," Palumbo said. "It allows all aspects of the criminal justice system to operate more efficiently with less impact on people."

"Justice Center will fight elder abuse" - Star Tribune, June 13, 2014

"Prior to the Campbell case, the law was not as clear," said Palumbo, considered a pioneer in advocacy for seniors among Minnesota county attorneys. "We need to get moving."

"Heroin-related deaths rising in Minnesota" - Associated Press, April 5, 2014

"We, on the public safety end, are trying to obviously combat the problem after it's out there," Palumbo said. "If parents ... can combat the problem before it begins, we're all far better off."

"New Public Safety Data System Coming to Anoka County" - CTN Coon Rapids, Nov. 22, 2013

"It looks like this is a trend that the country is moving to. We're very happy to certainly be a leading part of that trend," Palumbo said.

"Anoka County attorney leads effort to educate Minnesota about elder abuse" - Star Tribune, May 7, 2013

"Nobody really wanted to talk about it," Palumbo said. "People would say it wasn't their business."