Press Releases

  • April 1, 2022
    • District Attorney

    Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar has endorsed California State Senator Shannon Grove’s bill, Senate Bill 1042. This bill will include human trafficking with crimes that, defined by the penal code, to be “serious” and “violent” under California law.

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  • March 24, 2022
    • District Attorney

    Today, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced defendant Robert Elmo Lee, 83 of Lodi, was found guilty of first-degree murder with a special circumstance of murder for financial gain in his role in the shooting death of Dr. Thomas Shock, a Lodi podiatrist.

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  • March 23, 2022
    • Board of Supervisors
    San Joaquin County Board Of Supervisors Receive COVID-19 Updates And Take Actions

    San Joaquin County Health Care Services Director Greg Diederich told the Board of Supervisors yesterday that COVID-19 case rates, hospitalizations, and ICU admissions are on the decline allowing the lifting of additional statewide mandates. He noted that COVID-19 case rates are dramatically decreasing from 22.3 to 5 cases per 100,000 since March 2, 2022.

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  • March 18, 2022
    • District Attorney

    Today, San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced co-defendants Christina Lyn Garner, 42, and Jeremy Wayne Jones, 49, were arraigned on murder charges with a special circumstance alleging the victim, Justin Peoples, was intentionally killed because of his race, color, religion, nationality, or country of origin. It is further alleged that weapons, including a firearm, were used to commit the murder. Defendant Christopher Dimenco, 58, was arraigned on accessory charges.

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  • March 15, 2022
    • District Attorney

    On March 15, 2022, District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar announced defendant Afzal Khan, 43, of Lodi was convicted of one count of contacting a minor to commit lewd and lascivious acts or serious felony and one count of arranging a meeting with a minor for lewd purposes.

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