Monterey County District Attorney's Office

Michelle Loxton

 

There has been a 33% increase in driving under the influence or DUI cases in Monterey County this past fiscal year. The district attorney is trying to tackle this problem.

Monterey County District Attorney's Office

The man shot and killed by park rangers in Big Sur last weekend was wanted for murder in the Bay Area.

Erika Mahoney

A California law requires certain businesses, including motels, truck stops and massage parlors, to display posters about human trafficking. But on a recent compliance check in Salinas, police found out very few are following this law.

Erika Mahoney

UPDATE 9/20/19: The Monterey County District Attorney's Office says no charges will be filed against the three Salinas Police officers who fatally shot Brenda Rodriguez on March 1.

The D.A.'s office completed it's investigation into the officer-involved shooting this week. District Attorney Jeannine Pacioni determined the officers acted in self-defense and the defense of others. 

Erika Mahoney

Last year, 18 victims of human trafficking called a hotline at the Monterey County Rape Crisis center looking for help. The Monterey County District Attorney’s Office says this represents just a fraction of the problem in the county. So they’re trying out a new way to find these victims.