Judge Finds Racial Bias in Contra Costa D.A. Charging Decisions
Evan Kuluk told KTVU.
He hopes the ruling will serve as a model statewide and encourage more district attorneys to reconsider their use of special enhancements, as Alameda County District Attorney Pamela Price has done.
Contra Costa District Attorney Diana Becton’s office issued the following statement after Judge Goldstein’s decision:
"The District Attorney's Office recognizes that today's ruling is one of significance for offsetting systemic racial disparities within the criminal justice system. The court's ruling provides direction and my office will review similarly charged cases to promote fair and equitable prosecution."