• What is the process of a criminal case in our county?
  • What makes a good prosecutor?
  • What factors do you consider when hiring prosecutors in your office?
  • How do you measure success?
  • What is your policy on prosecuting children as adults?
  • Are there certain low-level crimes that you will not prosecute?
  • Do you consider a person’s ability to afford bail when requesting bail?
  • What other factors do you consider before requesting bail/bond in a case?
  • What factors do you consider before requesting jail time in a case?
  • Do you believe in the importance of diversion programs?
  • What diversion programs have you created, or do you plan on creating?
  • What will be the criteria for qualifying for diversion programs?
  • How will you keep victims informed about the progress of a case and any subsequent appeal?
  • What do you believe your responsibility to our community is?
  • What are your policies on transparency?
  • Will you conduct open sessions and provide public channels for community members to engage with the office?
  • Will you track information by race at all steps of the prosecution process and publicly report any racial disparities?
  • What will you do to make sure that the DA’s office is representative of the community it serves?
  • Will you work to ensure the release of dash-cam recordings and audio or video surveillance related to police-involved shootings within 30 days of any incident?
  • Will you develop clear procedures and staff responsibilities whenever an officer-involved shooting occurs, including an independent investigation by a team that has no regular contact with the law enforcement agency in question?
  • Will you commit to a full investigation of any allegation involving police corruption?
  • How will you determine when to prosecute law enforcement suspected of breaking the law?
  • Will you provide defense counsel with a list of all officers under investigation?
  • Will you implement office-wide policies requiring prosecutors to consider immigration consequences in all decisions?
  • How will you ensure that your office operates fairly and does not discriminate based on race?
  • Will you require your staff to be trained on explicit and implicit bias?
  • What innovations or progressive policies would you seek to implement as DA?