[Orange County] Rackauckas and Spitzer Face Off Tuesday in DA Election Showdown

Blog note: the article references a grand jury report.

OC Supervisor Todd Spitzer is running head-to-head against District Attorney Tony Rackauckas for the DA’s job Tuesday, in one of Orange County’s most closely-watched races.

The face-off, years in the making, pits Rackauckas against his former heir apparent. The two had a very public falling-out in 2010, have feuded ever since, and the race is considered to be highly competitive.

[Orange County] Federal Lawsuit Alleges Inmate Suicide Caused by Poor Jail Policies and Mental Health Care

Blog note: the article about a federal lawsuit references a county civil grand jury report.

A federal lawsuit over whether Orange County jail personnel failed to prevent the suicide of an inmate by providing inadequate psychiatric care will proceed to a trial, after Judge Cormac J. Carney issued a ruling throwing out some of the lawsuit’s claims but finding legal reasons to go ahead with several others.