U.S. Senator Kamala Harris, former state attorney general, defended her refusal to launch a large investigation into the Orange County District Attorney for the jailhouse informant program and said the county could handle it, reported the New York Times.
Former District Attorney Tony Rackauckas demoted his Chief of Staff Susan Kang Schroeder, along with at least several other people, on his way out of the office in an attempt to ensure they had jobs, but Schroeder resigned Jan. 14, according to DA Todd Spitzer.
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.