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Issue Date: January 2010


Most Interesting People 2010 - Pinkey S. Carr


by Jennifer Bowen, Katie Dragga, Emily Garvey, Lauren Hennen, Christina Ipavec, Brittany Moffat, Kim Schneider, Colleen Smitek, Beth Stallings, Carly Toyzan, Erick Trickey & Jim Vickers; edited by Colleen Smitek
Pinkey S. Carr
Assistant prosecutor for
Cuyahoga County | 44


Why she’s interesting … Carr received the 2009 Prosecutor of the Year Award for her exemplification of tenacity, integrity and professionalism in the pursuit of justice.

Tough to crack … A major trial unit prosecutor, she only works on rape and murder cases.

Serving the public … She’s worked in the public sector her entire career. “It’s more than my job. I feel like it’s my mission.”

Making history … “I don’t think any person in my office has prosecuted a serial murderer before.” She will be one of two co-prosecutors trying the Anthony Sowell case in the coming months.

Early influence … Her TV insight into the field of law was Perry Mason. The show helped convince Carr that she wanted to go into law as early as age 3. “I never had a backup plan.”

And now … She avoids lawyer shows but is a fan of 24. “My friends and family know not to call me between 9 and 10 on Monday.”

By the numbers … 17 years, more than 1,000 cases, more than 20 in 2008. The expected number for an average prosecutor in one year is 12.

Pinkey? … Her name comes from her paternal grandmother. Carr’s mom was originally against it but compromised for Carr’s middle name, Susan, after her maternal grandmother.

Sticking with it … She planned to change her name but got used to it. Others didn’t. She still meets those who don’t believe it’s her real name.




Comments:
Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:32:07 AM by EDDIE B. SANDS JR.
I AM VERY PROUD OF THIS YOUNG WOMAN.
Wednesday, June 22, 2011 11:10:59 PM by Anitra Necole James
Pink you are Phenomenal, and I am so very Proud of you, my sister. Keep doing what you are, because it is Great!! I Love You. God Bless

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