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Orange County District Attorney Office Complaint - District Attorney is breaking the law

Review by gomezd1 on 2009-08-26
SANTA ANA,, CALIFORNIA -- Information states that "Head District" Attorney has instructed the DA's office to hold back information they have on inmates awaiting trial. This tactic is used to scare inmates into taking plea deals and avoiding trail. Normally I could careless less except for one major problem. If these inmates are not provided with what evidence the DA has on them, then they could receive a mistrial and get out of the crime the committed. This is a load of crap and needs to stop. Any attorney looking to make a ton of money could capitalize on this information a drain the county resources. Hint, hint. Give them their paper work and stop instructing the jail systems to "loss" their property and not provide them with medical attention.
Comments:8 Replies - Latest reply on 2009-09-22
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-26:
Baloney..........an accused goes to trial and all evidence is not given to the defense, there is hell to pay on many levels. As far as not telling the whole truth to the suspect in an interrogation(sp?) nothing illegal about it. Immoral but not illegal.
Posted by Starlord on 2009-08-26:
It is not uncommon to withhold from an arrestee the evidence against him, he has no need to know it. At trial, there is total discovery, both sides have to lay their cards on the table. No surprise witnesses, a la Perry Mason, or any surprise tactics. Everyone knows what everyone elses's hand is. It is like playing poker with the cards all face up.
Posted by goduke on 2009-08-26:
I tihnk someone has been watching too many TV lawyer shows.
Posted by Anonymous on 2009-08-26:
Found this after a quick search....
"With a few exceptions, the police are allowed to lie to a suspect to get him to confess. The belief is that an innocent person would never confess to a crime she didn't commit, even if she were confronted with false physical evidence of her involvement. Unfortunately, that's not always the case (more on false confessions in the next section), but it's a big part of the reason why the police are allowed to employ deceptive tactics in interrogation."
Posted by MaggieMcT on 2009-08-26:
"Information states . . ." Do you always believe everything you hear/read? I can make you a great deal on this tower in Paris . . .
Posted by BokiBean on 2009-08-26:
Information states? Isn't that like "rumor has it"?
Posted by gomezd1 on 2009-08-31:
Personal vendetta. After reading those words I had to stop and think on how I was presenting my case. But then I though, I can prove my case. I made it a point to get a few names and booking numbers (six so far in Theo Lacy alone) and im not even an investigator. I would and could turn this information over to the right people if and when needed, but my whole point of this complaint is to make people aware. For some of you to believe that this in "not" going on then you are naive and need to do just a little research, and see the mass amount of complaints and lawsuits filled against Orange County on cases the DA f_ _ _ ed up. If this is such load, why does the new Sheriff still employee an internal task force specifically to seek out corrupt cops a year plus after she took her position. We are not talking about the Internal affairs. I'm not saying these criminals are innocent; just don’t be oblivious on the tactic the DA is using to get convictions.

Chex_mix, I believe my own personal case it Orange County has now made me more aware of these issues. So rather then retain this information and do nothing, I am sharing with all of you. I hope this will clarify my thoughts and not make it look like Im out to get someone. Thanks
Posted by gomezd1 on 2009-09-22:
Sunday 19th. Went to visit one of these inmates at Orange County Theo Lacy Prison. Inmate still have not been given any of his paper work and when he did get medical attention (4 weeks later) there was a problem.. Orange county if having financial problems right? Why is the clerk at the front office playing solitaire on the Work PC? 3:05PM

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