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Phoenix Names Kathy Lemke New City ProsecutorPhoenix Names Kathy Lemke New City Prosecutor<div class="ExternalClassD7240B46AC7041B2880DB60B828BFEB7"><p>​The city of Phoenix has named Kathy Lemke its City Prosecutor, overseeing the Law Department’s Criminal Division, leading a staff of 135 people.</p><p>“Kathy brings more than 20 years’ experience helping communities throughout Arizona fight crime through effective prosecution and problem-solving,” said City Manager Ed Zuercher. “She knows how to build a team of attorneys who can successfully advocate for our residents and on behalf of the law to restore the community.”<br></p><p>Ms. Lemke has served as a prosecutor in Arizona at the city, state, and federal level, having tried over 150 jury trials, including prosecuting a national conspiracy to illegally manufacture machine guns in Arizona. Ms. Lemke has been recognized by her peers for her expertise and has provided training to prosecutors and law enforcement on the local, state, and national level. Additionally, she has worked extensively with law enforcement and community groups to collaboratively solve problems, and help neighborhoods learn to combat crime via community education and engagement.</p><p>“I am honored to return to the city of Phoenix and lead the talented and dedicated team at the City Prosecutor’s Office,” said Ms. Lemke. “Together we will continue to work on the challenges that impact neighborhoods and residents directly, and hopefully deter criminals from graduating to more serious crimes while building a safe, equal, and just community for all.”</p><p>The City Prosecutor’s Office is the criminal division of the city of Phoenix Law Department, and is responsible for prosecuting misdemeanor offenses, handling approximately 45,000 cases per year.  The Prosecutor’s Office also provides information and resources to crime victims and witnesses, individuals facing barking dog or neighborhood issues, and information on diversion programs and Veterans, Behavioral Health, and Homeless courts that look to address the problems underlying crime.​​</p><p> </p><p><img alt="Photo of Kathy Lemke, City Prosecutor for the city of Phoenix" src="/Media%20Assets/Kathy%20Lemke%20IMG_2870%20fix%20FLAT%20Ver01%20CROP%20300x300%20WB.JPG" style="margin:5px;border:0px #444444;width:300px;text-align:left;color:#444444;text-transform:none;text-indent:0px;letter-spacing:normal;font-size:13px;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;font-weight:400;text-decoration:none;word-spacing:0px;vertical-align:baseline;white-space:normal;orphans:2;background-color:transparent;" /><br> </p></div>7/18/2019 7:45:00 PMMatthew Heil602-534-0108