Public defender Geneviéve Jones-Wright, in her career history and perspective, would change direction from the law-and-order, tough-on-crime mindset that has dominated district attorney races not just in San Diego, but around the country.
Two candidates seeking the interim DA appointment say they won’t run in 2018 in order to keep the race a fair fight. Summer Stephan, the leading candidate for the appointment and in the 2018 race, says the idea that appointing her would bypass voters is “illusory.”
Summer Stephan is the leading candidate to replace District Attorney Bonnie Dumanis. In a wide-ranging interview on rape kits, police body cameras, ICE in local jails and more, Stephan crept closely to the line of saying she’d do things differently than Dumanis but never crossed it outright.
Bonnie Dumanis’ influence is on full display as the pieces fall into place for her chosen successor to stroll into the DA’s office with the least amount of hassle with voters as possible.
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.