Mitchell Garrell is running to be the next district attorney of Durham County. He spent roughly 15 years as an assistant DA here. He’s seen just about everything bad that a bad crime can be.
This is Garrell’s second try at the office. Currently, he is a financial crimes prosecutor with the state Conference of District Attorneys.
The 58-year old is married to a Durham assistant public defender. He claims when they debate at the dinner table about justice and the like, it is pleasant, even fun. I’m going to take that under advisement.
Garrell’s answers to the questions below have been edited for length.
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