#WeekInJustice: Week 153
Well, we perhaps broke all records for output of heavy-duty work this week. It was stressful but productive. I’m very proud of the professionalism and work ethic of our people always, but especially this week.
And so, this is the week that was:
- On Monday, in addition to Homicide Panel where we sought resolution on five more cases, we also continued our delicate and complex work on the 2004 Cruz case, a case sent back from the United States Supreme Court, litigated by the Attorney General’s Office, and now returned to us for a new sentencing.
- On Tuesday, we were in Phoenix before the Arizona Supreme Court on our Reproductive Healthcare case, where Civil Chief Sam Brown absolutely knocked it out of the park with his thoughtful, concise, direct, persuasive oral argument. Here’s a link to some highlights and press a conference livestream from the day.
- On Wednesday, we worked on the PCAO budget for next year including an assessment of the ongoing explosion of voluminous Public Records Requests and Body Warn Camera footage.
- On Thursday, we met with the family of Wade Welch, and then alongside our Use of Force Expert, LAPD Deputy Chief John McMahon, we led a press conference announcing that after very careful deliberation, we would not be seeking criminal charges in that matter.
- And on Friday, we studied some very exciting applications from folks excited to work here at PCAO and then headed out to lead a community listening session following such a dramatic, stressful week.
Tomorrow, we rest. Maybe. Probably not.
To be continued,