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Rape Kit Testing Project Complete

Rape Kit Testing Project Complete

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan announced today that all 2,030 untested sexual assault evidence kits from 12 police agencies across the county have been sent to an independent lab for testing, wrapping up a three-year project. Results have come back from 1,818 of the kits. The DNA results of eligible kits are in […]

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Man Who Pepper Sprayed Police is Formally Charged

An Ohio man who pepper sprayed 11 San Diego Police Officers during a protest that turned violent downtown on August 28, was officially charged today with two felony counts of unlawful use of tear gas against a peace officer and 11 felony counts of use of force against a peace officer. If convicted of all the charges, the defendant faces […]

DA Acts to Reduce Jail Population, Protect Public Safety

DA to Notify Victims of Expedited Prisoner Release

San Diego County District Attorney Summer Stephan said today her office has set up a special team tasked with locating and notifying local crime victims that a prisoner connected to their case is being released early by the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR). DA Stephan is also providing connections to victim resources, such […]

DA Responds to Spike in Overdose Deaths; New Digital Outreach Campaign Launches

DA Responds to Spike in Fentanyl OD Deaths

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office announced today that it is kicking off the third and final phase of an extended opioid awareness outreach campaign. The San Diego Opioid Project is designed to educate and change behavior and ultimately reduce opioid overdose deaths in the County. The launch comes just one week after law enforcement officials warned the public about an […]

DA Files Hate Crime Charges in Connection with BLM Protest in Imperial Beach

DA Files Hate Crime Charges in Connection with BLM Protest in Imperial Beach

The San Diego County District Attorney’s Office said today it has filed felony assault and battery charges and hate crime allegations against two men who assaulted a Black journalist covering a peaceful Black Lives Matter protest in Imperial Beach. Jeffrey Brooks, 38, and Henry Brooks Jr., 32, are out of custody and have warrants for […]

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Spike in San Diego

Fentanyl Overdose Deaths Spike in San Diego

Law enforcement officials from across the county are warning the public about a sharp increase in overdose deaths connected to the highly potent and often deadly drug, fentanyl. [TWEET THIS] In 2019, there were 152 fentanyl-related overdose deaths in San Diego County. But in the first six months of this year, there are likely already […]