San Diego Free Press- Progressive Voter Guide for County of San Diego Elected Offices, June 2018 – When We Vote, We Win

The County DA has the power to impact the lives of people, their families, and entire communities. If someone is accused of committing a crime, it is not the police but the DA who decides if criminal charges are filed and the severity of those charges. Their power includes deciding who is incarcerated, will be routed into a diversion program to help rebuild their lives, or have charges dismissed.

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