In 2008, Starmer was elected to take up the prestigious role of Director of Public Prosecution. A public service role, Starmer was placed at the head of the government-owned Crown Prosecution Service. During his career as director, a few of his landmark achievements included prosecuting MPs for misused funds, bringing the murderers of Stephen Lawrence to face proper justice, and raising support for victims of sexual and domestic abuse. For his services to the public, he received a knighthood in 2014.
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