Today, the San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office was made aware of a lawsuit filed in Superior Court last week by an employee of the District Attorney’s Office. The District Attorney has not been formally served with the lawsuit.
This brief statement is being made in accordance with the District Attorney’s policy of transparency and continued efforts to build trust with the community. The lawsuit has been attached below this statement so that the public may read it.
The District Attorney denies all allegations and unsubstantiated characterizations made in the lawsuit. This matter is an internal employment matter and much of the process that has occurred is subject to certain restrictions. that at this time, prevents a full disclosure of the facts. At the legally appropriate time, however, the District Attorney will respond to each of the claims in accordance with legal process.
The District Attorney’s Office, without interruption, will continue to uphold its mandate to serve the public. Last week, the District Attorney spoke at length to the Board of Supervisors outlining the work the office has done and will continue to do. From creating a restorative justice program to prosecuting the drivers of violence in our community, that hard work will continue unabated.