Pa Attorney General's Office files criminal charges in deadly 2015 Amtrak crash

Pennsylvania Attorney General Josh Shapiro expanded on charges a judge had approved a day earlier. These charges include 8 counts of involuntary manslaughter, one count of causing or risking a catastrophe and numerous counts of reckless endangerment, which go beyond what was included in the private criminal complaint ordered by Philadelphia Municipal Court President Judge Marsha Neifield.

US shifts to harsher criminal punishments

Attorney under President George W. Bush, said in a statement in response to the order. "We will enforce the laws passed by Congress pure and simple", he said at an awards ceremony in Washington D.C, adding that prosecutors deserved to be "unhandcuffed and not micro-managed from Washington ".

Conductor to be charged with causing 'catastrophe' in deadly Amtrak crash

Kline. Attorney General Josh Shapiro's office said it's reviewing the matter. The judge ordered city prosecutors to charge Bostian with two misdemeanors over Rachel Jacobs' death in the May 12, 2015, derailment. He had heard through radio traffic that a nearby commuter train had been struck by a rock. However, the NTSB concluded that nothing struck his locomotive and victims' lawyers had questioned why Bostian would have sped up, rather than slow down, if he had been startled by something ...