- The Washington Times - Wednesday, October 31, 2001

Reyna named head of Marshals Service
President Bush yesterday announced the appointment of Benigno G. Reyna as director of the U.S. Marshals Service, the federal government's oldest law-enforcement agency. He becomes the eighth person confirmed by the Senate to hold the position since 1970.
"I am proud to join President Bush in welcoming Ben to the Department of Justice," said Attorney General John Ashcroft. "As a former chief of police, he brings a great deal of law-enforcement experience and leadership to the U.S. Marshals."
Mr. Reyna most recently served as the chief of police in Brownsville, Texas, a position he held since 1976. He also was the emergency management coordinator for Brownsville. He was appointed to the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement Officer Standards and Education by Mr. Bush, who was governor at the time, and in 1997 was named commissioner. He became the presiding officer in 2000.

Cincinnati policeman acquitted of assault
CINCINNATI Jurors deadlocked yesterday on an involuntary manslaughter charge against a white policeman accused in the choke-hold death of a black man and also found him not guilty of misdemeanor assault.
Robert Jorg, 30, had faced five years in prison if convicted of both charges in the asphyxiation death last November of Roger Owensby Jr., 29. Police said Cincinnati's streets remained quiet last night.
"He's relieved," defense attorney R. Scott Croswell said about his client, a seven-year veteran of the Cincinnati force. Mr. Croswell said he would ask the judge to dismiss the involuntary manslaughter charge.

Man charged with identity theft
CHARLOTTE, N.C. A North Carolina man was charged with attempting to obtain a credit card under the name of a victim killed in the September 11 attack on the World Trade Center, federal prosecutors said yesterday.
Jermaine Lamar McCall, 20, of Laurel Hill, N.C., was charged with identity theft and making false statements for purportedly using the unnamed victim's name, Social Security number and date of birth on an application for a Citibank credit card.
Mr. McCall was arrested Friday by U.S. Secret Service agents and released while awaiting trial.

DNA points to inmate as suspected killer
PASADENA, Texas An inmate who was set for release in December on a robbery conviction faced a capital murder charge after a routine DNA blood test linked him to the unsolved 1982 killing of a convenience store clerk, authorities said.
Glenn Thomas Prince, 38, could face the death penalty if convicted in the stabbing, slashing and stomping death of 22-year-old Cao Thanh Nguyen, police said.
A check in August of the state's DNA database matched to Prince an unknown sample from the bloody storeroom where Mr. Nguyen's body was found. Another sample taken from Prince confirmed the match and he was charged Friday.

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