Dramatic OC Board of Supervisors Meeting Covers DA, Homelessness and Alleged Conflicts

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.

A Public Display of Disaffection

District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his former protege, Todd
Spitzer, lash out at each other in dueling news conferences in what
could be the beginning of a drawn-out political battle.

Dealing for DNA

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.