The Anaheim Police Department has handed off a review of an altercation between an off-duty LAPD officer and a group of teens to the Orange County District Attorney’s office, which will determine whether or not to file charges against either party.
Investigations into the Santa Ana mayor, county supervisor, and state senator are the subject of a records request by Craig Hunter, who alleged in a legal claim this month that District Attorney Tony Rackauckas “interfered in political corruption criminal investigations.” A spokeswoman for Rackauckas disputes the claim.
In his ruling, Goethals wrote the “serious misconduct” of former Orange County District Attorney prosecutor Michael Murray and his team was so egregious Wilkins must instead be tried for second degree murder.
Craig Hunter, the former chief investigator to District Attorney Tony Rackauckas, claims the DA interfered in political corruption investigations of his political allies. The DA’s office is disputing Hunter’s legal claim.
Nearly four years ago, a Superior Court judge requested that the Orange County district attorney’s office turn over a large cache of records having to do with jailhouse snitches. The fallout from that request continues today.