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A Democrat has not served two terms as Marion County Prosecutor in nearly four decades.  Could incumbent Prosecutor Terry Curry break that cycle?  He could if he’s re-elected on November 4th.  Curry appeared on Afternoons with Amos to talk about why he is running for a second term.  Curry pointed out his accomplishments during his first four years, including rebuilding trust in the Prosecutor’s Office, trust that had been shattered with the problems in the prospective trial of former IMPD officer David Bisard.  Curry described the previous occupant of the office as fostering a “cowboy mentality”.  Curry said his main goal in his first term was reestablishing trust and integrity to the department.  When confronted by a listener about a problem she had with a staffer in the previous prosecutor’s office and said she’d written Curry about it, while Prosecutor Curry couldn’t remember the letter, he was able to tell the caller that the Deputy Prosecutor she had serious issues with was let go when Curry took over. Prosecutor Curry said he had reservations about the growing move to pass additional state laws to create mandatory minimum sentences for persons committing crimes with guns.  Curry said a one size fits all approach is not realistic.  Curry reminded that many crimes already carry extra penalties for the use of guns. The Prosecutor pushed back on a recent Indianapolis Star article concerning alleged dropped cases of gun crimes. Curry pushed back at the Star’s reporting saying he’d prepared copies of all the gun cases his office had prosecuted to give the newspaper the real story but they declined to pick up the data.  Curry also talked about the growth of gangs in Indianapolis. Afternoons with Amos listeners also raised issues and concerns during the interview to the Prosecutor.  Click the Media Player to Hear the Afternoons with Amos Interview with Marion County Prosecutor Terry Curry. Runs 60 Minutes ©2014 WTLC/Radio One.