Tuesday, March 11, 2014
Ind. Law - "Prosecutors' advocate was quiet man of steel"
When Steve Johnson, longtime advocate for Indiana’s county prosecutors, died unexpectedly last week at the age of 66, I tweeted the Statehouse had lost “a quiet voice in a place of bombast.”
Lisa Swaim, Cass County’s chief deputy prosecutor, described it differently. For prosecutors, she said, losing Johnson was like losing Superman.
Both are true. For the nearly 15 years Johnson led the Indiana Prosecuting Attorneys Council — and the 25 years he spent as its research director — he exhibited both the mild manner and man-of-steel qualities admired by so many.
“He was the most knowledgeable man I ever met about Indiana criminal law,” said lawyer and state Senate President David Long. “And his word was his bond.”
Posted by Marcia Oddi on March 11, 2014 09:04 AM
Posted to Indiana Law