#JusticeinPimaCounty: Week 87
On behalf of The People’s Office, I am honored to welcome Brad Roach back for his second tour of public service to the people of Pima County, where he will lead the Conviction and Sentencing Integrity Unit (CSIU).
Brad, a graduate of the University of Arizona law school, began his legal career as a prosecutor at PCAO, primarily prosecuting cases in the Special Victims Unit. After eight years here, he opened a private practice in criminal defense that he operated for 17 years.
He returns to the County Attorney’s Office as Senior Counsel for CSIU, succeeding Jack Chin, who returned to teaching fulltime at the University of California-Davis. Brad will continue Jack’s work to re-examine previous cases with a fulltime attorney and support staff as part of The People’s Office reform platform.
Brad, who started at PCAO August 29, also joins our Senior Leadership Team. He brings more than two decades of courtroom experience as both a prosecutor and defense attorney to the position that requires the perspective of both. In his new position, Brad will also continue to lead PCAO’s efforts in seeking expungements of marijuana convictions under Proposition 207, the voter approved legalization of limited amounts of marijuana.
And critically, Brad will serve yet one more function. When Brad convinced me months ago he was really set on closing his law practice and returning to public service, I asked even more from him. I asked him to partner here in the Remington prosecution regarding the shooting at the Lowe’s. While I continue to recruit nationally for an Independent Prosecutor to handle officer-involved shootings, Brad brings exactly the diverse background and the independence we promised to handle such cases. I am honored and humbled by his readiness to serve in this capacity as well.