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Contra Costa law enforcement agencies hold presser

By Lisa Vorderbrueggen
Tuesday, April 28th, 2009 at 7:41 pm in Contra Costa County, Contra Costa politics, Public safety.

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:

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  • 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.