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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer issued the following statement about Orange County’s 16.65% reduction in the number of people experiencing homelessness since he became the District Attorney in 2019: “Today is an incredible day in Orange County. Homelessness has been reduced by 16.65% across the entire county over the …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer is proud to announce the launch of a comprehensive pilot program to help reduce recidivism by connecting individuals who commit low-level crimes with mental health and substance abuse services before criminal charges are filed. FIRST Point Diversion Program – which stands for Focused Intervention …continue reading

A broadside from Spitzer against Tony Rackauckas opened local general election campaigns even before votes have have been officialized.

The Association of Orange County Deputy District Attorneys (AOCDDA) has officialy endorsed Orange County Disrict Attorney Todd Spitzer for reelection. “As the prosecutors who tirelessly work every day to keep Orange County safe, the AOCDDA is extremely proud to endorse District Attorney Todd Spitzer for reelection,” said Cyril Yu, Chair, …continue reading

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A former civilian investigator for the Westminster Police Department has been charged with 15 felonies for lying on her timesheets and claiming to have worked hundreds of hours that she never worked. The theft was discovered by the Westminster Police Department and turned over to the Orange County District Attorney’s …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer and 27other elected District Attorneys across California have been granted a Temporary Restraining Order preventing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from allowing second-striker state prisoners with serious and violent criminal histories to be released from state prison after only serving 1/3 …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer has cleared a Newport Beach homeowner of any criminal wrongdoing for shooting and killing an intruder who broke into his home in August. At approximately 4:10 a.m. on Thursday, August 26, 2021, 23-year-old Henry Lehr left a residential detox center. Before he left, Lehr …continue reading

A broadside from Spitzer against Tony Rackauckas opened local general election campaigns even before votes have have been officialized.

Orange County District Attorney Todd Spitzer announced his campaign committee has raised $790,000 as of the June 30 reporting deadline. The total raised included contributions from 667 individual donors and was $416,496.58 greater than Spitzer’s next closest opponent. The campaign reported $547,373.35 cash on hand. As Orange County residents look …continue reading

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The 1976 rape and murder of a 19-year-old Garden Grove nursing student has been solved by the Orange County District Attorney’s Office and the Garden Grove Police Department through the use of investigative genetic genealogy. Terry Dean Hawkins has been identified as the person responsible for the rape and murder …continue reading

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Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) Todd Spitzer released the investigation findings and legal conclusions of the Garden Grove Police Department officer-involved shooting of James Salazar. The full letter, “OCDA Report Officer-Involved Shooting – James Salazar” is available at www.orangecountyda.org by selecting Officer-Involved Shootings and Custodial Death Letters under the Reports …continue reading

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Today, Pete Hardin released the following statement following the appointment of Rob Bonta as California’s next Attorney General: “I congratulate Rob Bonta on his appointment to be California’s next Attorney General. As hate crimes have surged against our AAPI community, the appointment of a Filipino to be California’s next top …continue reading