At the request of District Attorney Todd Spitzer, police chiefs and the Sheriff are working on a policy for all departments to uniformly handle the new state law that creates transparency in law enforcement discipline records, but is opposed by many police unions.
Democrat Katie Porter pulled ahead of Republican Congresswoman Mimi Walters, and DA Tony Rackauckas announced his office will be transitioning to Spitzer’s administration over the next few weeks. Here are the latest counts as of 5 p.m. Tuesday.
Spitzer said he plans to step up prosecutions of hate crimes, will meet regularly with communities that feel they’re treated unfairly by law enforcement, will not evaluate prosecutors based on conviction rates, and will hold police officers and prosecutors accountable.
Susan Kang Schroeder, Chief of Staff for OC District Attorney Tony Rackauckas weighs in on the DA’s race, providing her top 10 reasons why Rackauckas should remain as DA and his opponent, Todd Spitzer, should not be elected to the post.