Episode 271 | Just Collaboration Between Law Enforcement and Prosecutors to Solve Cases
Original Release Date: December 15, 2023
Brinton, J., Wilkinson, J., Fyall, L., & Lang, R. (2023, December 15). Just Science. Just Collaboration between Law Enforcement and Prosecutors to Solve Cases. [Audio podcast episode]. U.S. Department of Justice Bureau of Justice Assistance. https://forensicrti.org/just-science-episode-271
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John F. Wilkinson (JD) is an Attorney Advisor with AEquitas: The Prosecutors’ Resource on Violence Against Women. As an Attorney Advisor, he presents on trial strategy, legal analysis and policy, and ethical issues related to violence against women at the local, state, national, and international level. He conducts research; develops training materials, resources, and publications; and provides case consultation and technical assistance for prosecutors and allied professionals. John has presented extensively on the investigation and prosecution of domestic violence, sexual violence, stalking, and human trafficking both in the United States and abroad. Prior to working with AEquitas, John was the Program Manager for the Gun Violence Prosecution Program, Homeland Security Program and Southwest Border Crime Program of the National District Attorneys Association (NDAA). From 1998 through 2005, John served as an Assistant Commonwealth’s Attorney in Fredericksburg, VA prosecuting cases involving intimate partner violence and sexual assault, as well as gun and drug crime. He also served on the Fredericksburg Area Sexual Assault Response Team and prosecuted child sexual and physical abuse, child neglect cases, and infant homicides.
Lamar J. Fyall is an Assistant United States Attorney for the District of South Carolina prosecuting narcotics and violent crime in the criminal division. Lamar’s work focuses on cases identified through the Department of Justice’s Project Safe Neighborhood program which focuses on working with federal, state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, prosecutors, community leaders, and other stakeholders to reduce violent crime. Lamar earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology with a minor in Philosophy from Winthrop University in 2009 and his Juris Doctorate degree from the University of South Carolina School of Law in 2014. Lamar began his career as an Assistant Solicitor at the Fifth Circuit Solicitor’s Office where he prosecuted a range of cases including theft, aggravated assaults, armed robberies, sexual assaults, and homicides. Additionally, he attended and spoke at many community outreach events on behalf of the Solicitor’s Office. In November of 2021, Lamar began working for the City of Columbia as a Special Assistant United States Attorney where he worked with the City of Columbia Police Department’s Crime Gun Intelligence Unit to prosecute offenders contributing to gun and gang violence in the City of Columbia. Lamar was named an Assistant United States Attorney in 2022. Lamar serves on the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law’s Young Alumni Council. Lamar received the Silver Compleat Lawyer Award in 2022 from the University of South Carolina Joseph F. Rice School of Law School of Law Alumni Association.
Rob Lang has been an Assistant District Attorney (ADA) in North Carolina since 1990 and an Assistant United States Attorney (AUSA) in the Middle District of North Carolina (MDNC) since 1997. He has prosecuted thousands of felony cases, including complex drug conspiracies, a Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO) conspiracy, multiple homicides and aggravated assaults, and scores of federal firearm, robbery, and narcotics violations. Along with a host of talented federal and state officers, he has tried over 200 jury cases as an ADA and AUSA. In 2004, AUSA Lang received a national award for Outstanding Individual Contribution to a Gun Task Force from the Department of Justice. He has presented at the North Carolina Gang Investigators Association Conference three times, at the National Youth Gang Symposium, the North Carolina Governors Crime Commission, the North Carolina Department of Public Safety, the North Carolina Chiefs and Sherriff’s Association, and the International Association of Chiefs of Police. He assisted the National Drug Intelligence Center (NDIC) in their assessment of gang activity within the state of North Carolina. Lang is a devout advocate of comprehensive data and front-line knowledge driven, problem-solving violence reduction partnerships involving law enforcement, clergy and the community. He received a B.A. in History from Denison University in 1981 and a J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law in 1984.