DAs Granted Temporary Restraining Order Stopping Earlier Releases for Serious, Violent Criminals by CDCR

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that she and 27 elected District Attorneys across California have been granted a temporary restraining order, by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Raymond Cadei, preventing the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) from enacting an increase from 50% “good time” custody credits to 66% credits for […]

DA Files Hate Crime

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced criminal charges today against a man who attacked his neighbor on November 10 while yelling anti-gay slurs. Robert Frank Wilson, 40, is charged with one count of felony battery and a hate crime allegation. He was arraigned today in San Diego Superior Court in the South Bay […]

DA Releases Reviews of Three Officer-Involved Shootings, One In-Custody Death

Suspect Wielding a Crowbar Advances on Officer On the evening of April 21, 2021, the Escondido Police Department received a call reporting a person hitting parked vehicles with a metal pole in the parking lot of a business. An officer contacted Steven Olson, 59, the subject of the call, in the parking lot. The officer […]

DA Ramps Up Efforts to Stop Retail Theft Rings

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today that her office took a tough stance early last year against organized retail thieves and is continuing to explore additional ways to hold these criminals accountable amid high-profile ‘smash and grab’ thefts across California. Today, Stephan and her team met with retailers, business association representatives, retail […]

DA Statement on Dages Not Guilty Verdict

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan today announced that a jury has found former La Mesa police officer Matthew Dages, 30, not guilty of one felony count of filing a false police report. On May 27, 2020, Dages confronted, detained, and arrested Amaurie Johnson, 24, near a trolley station last year, an incident that […]

DA Reaches Out Online to Middle and High School Students to Combat Opioid Abuse

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that her office is hosting a first of its kind virtual opioid assembly – called SDNeeds2Know – streaming from the San Diego School for Creative and Performing Arts to inform students of increasing fentanyl-related overdose deaths related to laced substances and to warn them that any […]