Audit: Half of CT prosecutors miss training

(AP) - A new audit says half of Connecticut'sprosecutors didn't meet their annual training requirements for the2009 and 2010 fiscal years despite previous reports noting the sameproblem dating back to when training was first mandated in 1998.Defense lawyers say the issue raises concerns about wrongfulconvictions, but prosecutors say insufficient training is notleading to innocent people being sent to jail.The new report by state auditors was released earlier thismonth. All of Connecticut's nearly 250 prosecutors are supposed toget at least two days of training every year on topics includingnew state laws and victims' rights.Chief State's Attorney Kevin Kane says his office has boostedtraining efforts and more than 80 percent of prosecutors met therequirements last year.

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