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The debate over who should lead the Monroe County Public Defender's Office

A wooden gavel on a wooden block
A gavel

Monroe County has been without a permanent public defender since the start of the year. This week brought an intense debate about who should lead the office.

We’ve invited all sides that debate to join us. Our guests:

  • Roger Brazill, former first assistant public defender
  • Sue Hughes-Smith, Monroe County Legislator, District 14
  • Natalie Ann Knott, former public defender
Evan Dawson is the host of "Connections with Evan Dawson." He joined WXXI in January 2014 after working at 13WHAM-TV, where he served as morning news anchor. He was hired as a reporter for 13WHAM-TV in 2003 before being promoted to anchor in 2007.
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