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Solano DA lands support from his deputies

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From page A4 | April 12, 2014 |

FAIRFIELD — Members of the Solano County Association of Deputy District Attorneys on Friday endorsed their boss, Donald A. du Bain, for re-election in the upcoming June election.

“I have resided in Solano County for my entire life and I have been a prosecutor in Solano County for over 15 years,” said Karen Jensen, president of the Solano County Association of Deputy District Attorneys, said she has lived in Solano County her entire life and has been a prosecutor in Solano County for more than 15 years. She was Prosecutor of the Year in 2013.

“I have known Mr. du Bain for my entire career as a prosecutor and know him to be a just, fair and ethical prosecutor,” Jensen said in the endorsement announcement. “His work, his passion and his ethics in the District Attorney’s Office make him the clear choice in this race.”

Du Bain has worked in the District Attorney’s Office since 1993. He is completing his first term as district attorney. He faces a challenge from Krishna Abrams, a prosecutor in his office.

The Solano County Association of Deputy District Attorneys is described in the endorsement announcement as a “committed group of prosecutors” who work to protect the safety of Solano County residents.

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Jess Sullivan

Jess has covered the criminal justice system in Solano County for several years. He was an embedded reporter in Iraq in 2003.
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  • The MisterApril 12, 2014 - 7:55 am

    Some dissension within the Palace Coup? For real... or for show?

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  • FF64April 12, 2014 - 9:43 am

    Prosecutors are "At Will" employees. He can fire them at any time. They pretty much had to support him.

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  • FF64April 12, 2014 - 5:04 pm

    I stand corrected. Did this change occur in recent years. I seem to recall a new DA firing a few senior prosecutors in the mid 90's. I agreed with him on those, by the way.

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  • JusttheFactsApril 12, 2014 - 10:20 am

    A private vote was put to the members of the deputy DA's unlike the POA endorsement which was only voted on by the union reps/a few cops. I think it's a clear message that the prosecutors in the Solano County DA's office do not want Abrams as a boss. FF64, prosecutors are not at will employees; only the chief deputies are.

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  • Smells FunnyApril 12, 2014 - 10:27 am

    Actually only the chief's are at will. The rest of the prosecutors are civil service. However, the twelve prosecutors that showed up to the press conference are all the prosecutors who are in the middle of the corruption scandal. Jeff Kauffman, who according to Judge Healy lied durring his testimoney, Andrew Ganz, who according to the judge was responsible for the cover up, Karen Jensen, who is responsible for handling ALL of the Dr. Hogan issues in court, Terry Ray who also lied during her testimony. These are ALL people who know that if Abrams wins she will be cleaning house. They are suppporting duBain in hopes of keeping their jobs. If Kauffman and Ray are demoted they will lose a substantial amount of money, so their incentive to support duBain is clearly financial. Funny how the office that is directly linked to corruption supports duBain (including Sheriff Ferrera) but NONe of law enforcement (including the deputy sheriff's) support duBain. Even the cops know that office is poison. When the deputies don't follow the endorsements of their leader that says a lot. The police work hard to investigate and make arrests, then the DA's office blows it in court, Solano has the lowest conviction rate in the state, according to the newspaper. Also, this last ploy by duBain to ammend an individuals charges from misdemeanors to Felonies only to please the police is disturbing. They either should have been felonies in the begining or let it go, but to ammend the charges only to try and secure endorsements is disturbing.

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  • JusttheFactsApril 12, 2014 - 10:57 am

    Smelly, how do you know 12 prosecutors showed up? Also, what makes you think DuBain is trying to please you or any other police officer right now? Sort of a big ego you have there. There are many police officers in our community that didn't even know their POA voted on this. Some are still scratching their heads, so, just because a few POA union leaders voted for the masses, doesn't mean all Solano County cops feel the way you do. Let's be clear. Also, Dan Healy/criminal defense attorney who has been sitting on the criminal bench for about 2 months has probably been waiting his entire criminal defense career for the opportunity to rake the DA's office over the coals. Don't kid yourself.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 12, 2014 - 11:42 am

    Please identify and name the 12 people that are supporting DuBain! We really would like to know. DuBain's reign of terror needs to end before it's too late.

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  • FactcheckApril 14, 2014 - 8:12 pm

    Rich, are you the same guy who has been lead out of a court room in handcuffs, escorted off base and are known for your strange and public outbursts? I thought so. Anyway, You can go to DuBain's website and see his overwhelming community support. So, if you'd really like to know, then take a look. If you're just being a squawker, then at least add something of substance. Did you know the last time a DA had an opponent was when Dave Paulson was the incumbent. Tony Perez ran against him. Tony Perez had the POA's behind him. Guess who won? That's rhetorical, obviously.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 14, 2014 - 9:30 pm

    I can go on Travis AFB anytime I want. I haven't been "escorted off base" so why don't you stop smearing me and start telling the truth about the cops and DA's illegal activities---or is it too embarrassing to talk about the revolt in DuBains office, the coaching of witness testimony, the suborning of perjury, the lying by DDA's, the smearing and impugning of my character and integrity?. Let's start talking about the cops beating me up in front of TV cameras and my damages.

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  • Mr. WisdomApril 12, 2014 - 10:55 am

    The DA office is a political beast, politics 24/7. Externally, how the public perceives the office is always a concern. Internally, a DA's rise within the office is determined in part by who they know as opposed to what they know. Cross the wrong person & you're out. The DAs endorsement should be kept in this context. The DA association was never going to vote against their boss out of concern for retribution and standing in the office. Those supporting du Bain benefitted from his stewardship and have something to lose if he loses the election. Take it with a grain of salt.

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  • JusttheFactsApril 12, 2014 - 11:07 am

    POA's are also political beasts. They are unions. The Deputy DA vote was private. Also, if Abrams is hoping to get in and clean house, she is looking at getting rid of or marginalizing the best prosecutors in that office. By he way, who does she have in mind to lead? Julie Underwood, her campaign chair? Excuse me while a take break... laughing until tears. Ok, I'm back.

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  • Rich GiddensApril 14, 2014 - 9:32 pm

    you don't present a very good case in defending DuBain and his staff's crimes against the people, do you? It's only going to get worse for DuBain now.

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