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OCDA Says You Have the Right to Self-Incrimination

By R. SCOTT MOXLEY , OC Weekly Despite competing tasks, Orange County prosecutors and public defenders routinely engage in cordial backslapping. They’ll chat about their personal lives, tell jokes and share lawyerly gossip during court breaks. Defendants sometimes wonder if that coziness means the trial that left them convicted wasn’t genuinely adversarial. But a huge, […]

Sheriff Sandra Hutchens’ Plan to Monitor Non-violent Felons Gets the Silent Treatment

By Matt Coker OCWeekly A plan by Orange County Sheriff Sandra Hutchens to relieve jail overcrowding by sending some felons home with electronic monitoring devices received a lack of support from the county Board of Supervisors this week. The sheriff’s department, which already uses home monitoring for some misdemeanor offenders, hopes to do the same […]

Fake Cops and Utility Reps in Irvine, Anaheim and Santa Ana Have Something in Common

By Matt Coker (OC Weekly) Irvine Police detectives are dealing with an unusual case: a kidnapping where two men impersonated police officers and threatened a local resident with arrest if he did not pay back taxes via a Green Dot MoneyPak cash card. Meanwhile, Anaheim Police are dealing with scammers posing as Public Utilities representatives […]

DA Tony Rackauckas Battles Cops In Court & Opens Second Front Against News Media

By R. Scott Moxley OC Weekly Tony Rackauckas’ Orange County District Attorney’s office didn’t just battle two feisty defense lawyers yesterday during opening statements in a case against two former Fullerton cops accused of wrongly beating a homeless man to death in 2011. Behind the scenes, Rackauckas’ office clashed with The Radio & Television News […]