The Berkshire District Attorney’s Office is sad to learn of Chief Justice Ralph Gants’ passing.

Here's a statement from Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington:

“I send my condolences to Justice Gants’ family, friends, and the entire legal community reeling from this unexpected loss. We will deeply miss his dedication to justice and his intellect and deep thought on the Supreme Judicial Court. Justice Gants’ is a true champion of criminal justice reform. His advocacy made Massachusetts safer, stronger, and more equitable. He understood the power those in the justice system have over the lives of our community members and inspired us to use that power for good. We are grateful for his time serving the Commonwealth with compassion, understanding, and humanity.”

About the Berkshire District Attorney's Office

Berkshire District Attorney Andrea Harrington’s office serves all 32 cities and towns in Berkshire County. The office represents the Commonwealth in more than 7,500 criminal cases per year in Berkshire Superior Court, three district courts, three juvenile courts, Massachusetts Appeals Court, and Supreme Judicial Court. The office works closely with the State Police Detective Unit assigned to the Berkshire District Attorney’s Office, the Berkshire Law Enforcement Task Force, and collaborates with local police departments across the county. A dedicated staff of more than 50 prioritizes public safety, empowering victims and witnesses through services and support, and building a safe community for everyone and especially the most vulnerable.

(above information sent to WSBS from the Berkshire District Attorney's Office for online and on air use)

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