County Counsel, D.A. Investigating San Joaquin Sheriff Steve Moore

San Joaquin County Sheriff Steve Moore continues to deny the shocking allegations against him described here, here, and here. Meanwhile, the validity of the claims is now being assessed by the county counsel and the district attorney’s office.

Residents have taken to the streets to make their opposition to the sheriff known. Family members of men slain by police officers rallied in Stockton last week

Sheriff Moore has been accused of participating in cover-ups of police shootings, most notably through interference in county death investigations.

Former Chief Medical Examiner Dr. Bennet Omalu and former pathologist Susan Parson -- both of whom recently resigned in protest -- are calling for the Coroner’s Office and Sheriff’s Department to be separated.