The year-end meeting featured goodbyes to supervisors Todd Spitzer and Shawn Nelson, criticism of the all supervisors over the deaths of more than 200 homeless people this year, and questions from the incoming DA about wiretapping and alleged conflicts of interest related to a contractor hired by the outgoing district attorney and illegal surveillance of elected officials by a police union’s law firm.
The Orange County district attorney’s ‘spit and acquit’ program
has amassed tens of thousands of DNA samples from misdemeanor
offenders. But there are questions about how the DA gets the
samples and their use.