Any potential criminal investigation into sexual harassment allegations against Mayor Bob Filner, announced by the San Diego Sheriff’s Department on July 19, would be missing a key player because of District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis’ political activities.
In the last paragraph of a July 19 U-T San Diego article:
“The District Attorney’s Office also put out a news release about the same time as the Sheriff’s Department saying it would not be part of a sexual harassment investigation of Filner. District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis ran unsuccessfully for mayor last year, coming in last in a four-candidate primary.”
Not stated in the article is the fact that Dumanis was forced to recuse herself from what could be one of the most high-profile criminal investigations in many years, transferring prosecutorial authority to the state attorney general’s office, because of her high-profile political activity related to last year’s mayoral race.