District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis had sat out the race for months even though Robert Hickey is one of her employees and the only Republican in the race. Her announcement comes five days after a committee supporting Hickey’s opponent, Democrat Mara Elliott, put out a YouTube ad attacking Hickey for failing to garner Dumanis’ endorsement.
El Cajon Police Chief Jeff Davis has said his office, and the San Diego County district attorney’s office, will both investigate a shooting that took place Tuesday in which a black man killed by police. As that process plays out, here’s what we know about when an officer can legally shoot someone, how the DA approaches the release of shooting videos and how San Diego officers who’ve killed people have been handled in previous cases.
Andrew Keatts and Scott Lewis talk about DA Bonnie Dumanis’ upcoming court appearance, the 50-plus-one ballot measure and a story about assisted death that struck a chord.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis and her colleagues argue that a new bill requiring tech companies to weaken the security of their products would assist law enforcement, but they fail to mention the cost: the safety of all Americans’ data.
“We’re not going to have a trial in the media,” District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis said at a press conference in which she released video of a disputed police shooting. But Dumanis proceeded to methodically, expertly, lay out the many things Fridoon Nehad had done to merit his death.
Almost every conservative in town wants Bob Hickey to be San Diego’s next city attorney. Almost. A notable exception is his boss, District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. In fact, the DA is actively opposing Hickey behind the scenes.
The district attorney said evidence is overwhelming that Officer Neal Browder was justified in killing Fridoon Rawshan Nehad. But questions remain.
Bonnie Dumanis hasn’t herself been accused of any crimes, but the depth and breadth of questionable campaign contributions she’s received is unmatched by any local politician.
District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis is still desperate to make the case that Aaron Harvey and Brandon Duncan are hardcore gangsters, and that journalists covering the case are a bunch of gullible dummies.
Two different judges have now shut down the San Diego district attorney’s office over its effort to charge gang members using an obscure law. But the DA’s office might keep fighting.