Bias charged in murder by vehicle cases

Bias charged in murder by vehicle cases

By Tom Gorman

The San Diego County district attorney’s office was ordered a second time Tuesday to provide information to a defense attorney who claims prosecutors target drunk drivers involved in fatal crashes with stiffer charges if they are members of ethnic minorities.

Defense attorney John Jimenez hopes to show a prosecution pattern of charging white drunk drivers with vehicular manslaughter in death cases while filing more severe second-degree murder charges against non-white drunk drivers. Jimenez represents a defendant who he claims has been unjustly accused of second degree homicide because he is Latino.

 

2016-12-05T12:48:56+00:00