Criminal Justice Commission Reappoints State’s Attorney for Waterbury Judicial District
The Honorable Andrew J. McDonald, Chair of the Criminal Justice Commission, announced today that the Commission has reappointed Maureen T. Platt as State’s Attorney for the Judicial District of Waterbury. The appointment is for an eight-year term commencing July 1, 2020.
At the Commission’s virtual meeting today, the reappointment was approved by a vote of 6-1, with Commission member attorney Reginald Dwayne Betts voting in the negative.
"I congratulate State’s Attorney Platt on her reappointment to this important position as an integral part of the senior management in the Division of Criminal Justice," Justice McDonald said. “The Commission wishes her the very best as the Division moves forward to address the critical issues facing the criminal justice system today.”
Attorney Platt was first appointed State’s Attorney in June 2011 and reappointed in 2012. She is chief law enforcement official for the Judicial District of Waterbury, which includes the city of Waterbury and the towns of Middlebury, Naugatuck, Prospect, Southbury, Watertown, Wolcott and Woodbury.
She first joined the Division of Criminal Justice in 1982 as a prosecutor in the Office of the Chief State’s Attorney. She was in private practice from 1987-1996, when she returned to the Division at Bridgeport Superior Court, G.A. No. 2. She was assigned to Middletown in 2000 where she was a Senior Assistant State’s Attorney in the Part A court at the time of her appointment as State’s Attorney for Waterbury.
Established under Article XXIII of the Connecticut Constitution, the Criminal Justice Commission is responsible for the appointment of all state prosecutors in Connecticut.
In addition to Justice McDonald, Associate Justice of the Connecticut Supreme Court, its membership includes Superior Court Judge Melanie L. Cradle, attorneys Betts, Robert M. Berke, Scott J. Murphy and Moy N. Ogilvie and Chief State’s Attorney Richard J. Colangelo, Jr.