Santa Clara County DA Dismisses Cases Involving Officers Who Posted Racist Facebook MessagesThe Santa Clara County District Attorney's Office is dismissing more than a dozen criminal cases involving San Jose police officers who posted racist messages on a private Facebook group.
District Attorneys, Victims' Groups Urge Proposition 20 OppositionA letter, sponsored by several of the largest crime victims' organizations in California, was sent to mayors of the state's 13 largest cities Thursday, urging them to oppose Proposition 20 -- a statewide initiative that they believe will increase incarceration rates and costs, while cutting investments in services necessary to help survivors.
Coronavirus Update: Santa Clara County DA Vows To Prosecute Businesses That Ignore Shelter OrderSanta Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen is reminding the public that the health department's orders to shelter in place carry the full weight of the law. He said businesses not complying with the order will get final warnings, but after that they could face prosecution on a variety of charges.
Stanford Rape Case Spurs DA Push For Mandatory SentencesSparked by the Stanford rape trial and subsequent lenient sentence that drew worldwide criticism, the Santa Clara County District Attorney made a move Wednesday to close a loophole for California sex offenders.