I am writing this letter as an official complaint against Solano County District Attorney Donald A. du Bain.
Mr. du Bain has been embroiled in scandal surrounding the forced retirement of our county’s chief forensic pathologist, Dr. Susan Hogan. It is public knowledge that: “The courts have called the DA’s Office’s ethics into question over the handling of an email that was sent from Hogan to prosecutors in a Fairfield homicide case that was not immediately shared with defense attorneys.”
This and other ethics issue have jeopardized what has been reported to be as many as 50 homicide cases. Some accused have already been acquitted as a result. Furthermore, there are several other documented cases of questionable ethics and lack of integrity. I must also add that the Fairfield Police Department complains publicly that District Attorney du Bain routinely rejects their complaints, Solano County sheriff’s deputies say he chooses “cream of the crop cases” and lets the others go or plea bargains them to inflate his conviction rates.
As a result of the ethical issues and the unwillingness to prosecute cases by District Attorney Donald A. du Bain, the county of Solano is suffering a prodigious amount of crime, including murder. Fairfield (my hometown) has suffered over 10 homicides and a record-breaking 30-plus shootings since January alone.
Donald du Bain has been blasted by judges several times, diminished the integrity of the justice system, and put the people of Solano County and Fairfield in danger.
Joseph D. Joyce