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The Board of Supervisors Tuesday will consider whether to order a report aimed at identifying solutions to the ongoing cascade of court dismissals in Riverside County, and whether to make a pointed request to the state’s chief justice to meet with county officials to emphasize the deficit of judicial resources.

“Mass case dismissals deny victims of crime their right to be heard, fail to hold the guilty accountable or exonerate the innocent, and potentially put the public at greater risk,” according to a joint proposal by board Chairman Kevin Jeffries and Supervisor Karen Spiegel. “These dismissals are simply the latest evidence of a criminal justice system that has exceeded its capacity.”

Under Jeffries’ and Spiegel’s proposal, the Executive Office would be directed to join with the District Attorney’s Office, the Office of the Public Defender, the Department of Probation, the Sheriff’s Department and the Superior Court Executive Office to compose a report underscoring the shortcomings that have precipitated the avalanche of case dismissals and what near- and far-term measures might be applied to fix the conundrum.

Supervisors to Seek Action to Stem Tide of Criminal Case Dismissals – MyNewsLA.com

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