Investigators accuse Orange County D.A. of cover-ups, interfering with investigations
May 27, 2017
Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas
and other officials interfered in multiple investigations and covered
up criminal conduct by police, according to claims filed Friday by two
investigators with the district attorney’s office.
In their filings, Tom Conklin and Abraham Santos cited three high-profile cases that they said officials had suppressed.
One involved a former Cypress Police Department
investigator accused of committing perjury during a capital murder
trial. Another case revolved around the alleged cover-up by Fullerton
police of a former city manager’s drunk driving. Conklin and Santos said
they were removed from the investigation into a third case, involving a
man who they believed was planning a “Sandy Hook”-level mass shooting.
The whistle-blower claims are precursors to a lawsuit...