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A new report concludes the previous OCDA’s prosecutors exhibited misconduct and malpractice on a mass murder case

SANTA ANA, Calif. – Prosecutors handling the case against Orange County’s deadliest mass murderer exhibited prosecutorial misconduct in the performance of their duties and there is clear and convincing evidence that they also committed malpractice due to intentional negligence, according to an internal Orange County District Attorney investigation released to the public today. The two…

The OCTA approves a $1.4 billion balanced budget for FY 2020-21

ORANGE – The Orange County Transportation Authority has approved a budget of more than $1.4 billion for the upcoming fiscal year – a balanced budget that makes conservative assumptions due to the financial effects of the COVID-19 pandemic while keeping important transportation improvements moving forward. The OCTA board on Monday OK’d the balanced budget, down…

Statement from O.C. Sheriff Barnes on a Deputy wearing unauthorized extremist insignia

SANTA ANA, Ca. (June 3, 2020) – We are aware of photos and video regarding an Orange County Deputy Sheriff wearing patches on his uniform that are associated with extremist groups.  These symbols are not department-approved and are prohibited by policy, and contradict the values of the Sheriff’s Department. First and foremost, thank you to…

Michelle Steel condemns riots, looting and attacks on law enforcement in O.C. during the Floyd protests

Over the weekend, there were multiple demonstrations that took place across Orange County in response to the murder of George Floyd. More are planned in the coming days. While most were peaceful and went without incident, the demonstrations in the cities of Huntington Beach and Santa Ana required police to intervene. In Huntington Beach, while…