–The California Attorney General’s office, Xavier Becerra, appealed last week a judge’s order banning the San Luis Obispo prosecutor from prosecuting Tianna Arrata and several other defendants. Arrata and the accused allegedly committed crimes during a protest in San Luis Obispo in July.
Some of the documents read: “T.he Lawyer General of the Status of California appeals according to punishment code section 1424, Subdivision (a) (1) and (2), and in accordance With section 1466, Subdivision (a) (1) to the Appeal division of the San Luis Obispo district Supreme Court, of the dish December 11, 2020 assignment reuse the San Luis Obispo district District Attorney’s Office … “
In December, Judge Matthew Guerrero disqualified San Luis Obispo District Attorney Dan Dow and his office, referring to a September 4 donation email sent by Dow and his wife and paid for through his re-election campaign in financial terms Donations were requested and said Dow was “a leader in the fight” against the “insane Defund the Police” and the social justice movement, reports say. This email was sent just days after his office was charged with alleged protest organizer Tianna Arrata.
Following the decision, Dow said, “I respectfully and resolutely disagree with Judge Guerrero’s findings and the decision to keep the District Attorney from pursuing criminal activity during the protests this summer. The law makes it clear that in order for a district attorney to be re-used, there must be an actual conflict of interest and that the conflict must be serious enough to make the accused unlikely to be treated fairly in all parts of the criminal case. In this case there is absolutely no conflict. “
This month’s filings “will begin a procedural schedule with specific dates by which all parties will have to file written pleadings with legal points and arguments,” says Dow. The documents ask that the appeals in both cases for offenses and criminal offenses are summarized and heard by a body.
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