LA HABRA POLICE ASSOCIATION ENDORSES KAREN SCHATZLE’S CAMPAIGN FOR JUDGE
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 19, 2015
Orange, CA – The La Habra Police Association announced their endorsement of Karen Schatzle’s campaign for Superior Court Judge today. The endorsement gives added momentum to Schatzle’s campaign, which announced support from Police Officer Associations in Fullerton, Los Alamitos, and Huntington Beach last month.
In announcing their endorsement, the La Habra Police Association released the following statement:
“Given Ms. Schatzle’s significant work experience in the criminal justice field, coupled with her character and passion for delivering fair and ethical results, it is our belief that she would make a reasonable and professional Judge. Her work and life experience would bring a unique skill set to such an important position as a Judge in our criminal justice system.” -Jim Tigner, President, La Habra Police Association
Schatzle currently serves as a Senior Deputy District Attorney in Orange County. She dedicated the majority of her career to prosecuting violent felony cases with a primary focus on physical child abuse and sex offenses. She was then promoted to Team Leader, which is a position that allows her to assist in all the functions associated with the office. She has also prosecuted general felonies, major narcotic offenses, attempted murders, and career criminals. She has successfully tried in excess of 86 cases and is certified as a Criminal Law expert.
Prior to serving as a prosecutor, Schatzle worked for the Orange County Probation Department. While working in the department’s gang unit, she was part of a coalition that partnered with social services, law enforcement, probation officers, and prosecutors; this alliance was focused on a unified effort to reduce gang violence. She was post certified to carry a weapon and worked the streets, at night, with both the Orange and Santa Ana police departments.
Schatzle is a mother of three and resident of Orange.
The seat Schatzle is running for is currently occupied by Judge Scott Steiner, who was publicly censured in 2014 by the California Commission on Judicial Performance for having sex in his chambers with former law students. Some of the encounters occurred while the court was open.
He was also disciplined for a number of other rules violations, including trying to help one of his sex partners get a job at the Orange County District Attorney’s Office.
Steiner was elected to the bench in 2010 without any opposition.
For more information, visit www.SchatzleforOCJudge.com
Press Contact: Derek Humphrey, (951) 805-4167
Contact: Melahat Rafiei, (562) 491-1318