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Contra Costa law enforcement agencies hold presser

Representatives of the Contra Costa District Attorney’s Office and the Sheriff’s Office held press conferences this afternoon to call on the county Board of Supervisors to adequately fund their departments.

District Attorney Bob Kochly stirred up a firestorm when he issued a memo to area police agencies that his department would no longer prosecute some misdemeanors due to budget cuts.

I’ll have more on this for my Sunday column but here are a few video clips from the presser:

Lisa Vorderbrueggen

  • john griffin

    Where does the DA expect that extra money for his department to come from? How about starting by cutting those ridiculously high pension benefits
    awarded to the public safety sector. Those are simply unaffordable and could eventually bankrupt the county.