January 20, 2017
State Attorney dropping charges for feeding homeless is smart
Hillsborough County’s new state attorney, Andrew Warren, relied on common sense and appropriate discretion this week by dropping charges against a handful of activists arrested for feeding the homeless in a Tampa park.
March 2, 2017
Column: 'Stand your ground' changes bad for law enforcement
The proposals quickly moving through this year’s legislative process threaten public safety and undermine the fair and equal criminal justice system that our community deserves.
April 21, 2017
Column: More conversations needed on public safety
[L]aw enforcement and prosecutors must continue to engage the community to rebuild trust. That is a goal my office shares with every stakeholder in the criminal justice system. This starts with recognizing that we all share common motivations
July 21, 2017
Hillsborough smartly embraces diversion program for youths
Warren has followed through on a promise he made in last year’s election campaign, and the effort is off to a promising start …. This is a smart use of judicial resources that could give some juveniles a fresh opportunity at life while enabling prosecutors and the courts to pursue larger threats to public safety.
October 31, 2017
Juvenile diversion programs work, so make them Florida-wide
State Attorney Andrew Warren launched a more robust program that should improve outcomes for kids in that county
December 15, 2017
Warren’s smart approach on guns, domestic violence
Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren would make it safer for victims and police alike with his plan to remove firearms from defendants charged with domestic violence. … Warren’s policy is a thoughtful approach to a societal problem.
December 23, 2017
Florida should correct racial disparities in drug sentence
To his credit, Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren is already taking steps to correct such sentencing disparities, including expanding the use of diversion programs.
January 26, 2018
Applying the death penalty deftly and fairly
It is possible to question the morality and deterrent value of the death penalty and still appreciate the way Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren has approached the issue of capital punishment during his first 13 months in office.
March 12, 2018
Two state attorneys come out in support of Marsy’s law
We must affirm our commitment to supporting victims during their most vulnerable moments by enshrining their rights in Florida’s Constitution. The Constitution is our state’s most sacred document, identifying and preserving our most cherished principles, and victims’ rights deserve a place among our declared values.
April 28, 2018
State Attorney Warren drops everything to join rappellers in raising money for charity
He may be a rising star in political circles, but Hillsborough State Attorney Andrew Warren was going nowhere but down Saturday. Warren joined dozens of brave philanthropists in rappelling 17 stories off the Hilton Downtown Tampa to raise money for the Big Brother Big Sisters program.
November 13, 2018
State Attorney Warren announced Conviction Review Unit for people wrongfully convicted
Everyone wants the actual perpetrator caught, and no one wants an innocent person to go to prison. We have an imperfect system. And wrongful convictions, although rare, do exist. And this is why it’s important to have a system in place to fix and minimize wrongful convictions.
November 14, 2018
Warren takes positive step to advance justice in Hillsborough
… a new effort by Hillsborough County State Attorney Andrew Warren serves such a broad public benefit. His new program to audit the credibility of criminal convictions advances the cause of justice.
My mission as State Attorney is to build safer a community while promoting justice and fairness for everyone. With your support, we’re working to make Hillsborough a safer place to live, work, and raise a family.