Ex-San Mateo Prosecutor Accused of Misconduct Now Training Lawyers at the California Bar
Original post made by Holly L., Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks, on Mar 6, 2015
The ex- prosecutor is former San Mateo prosecutor Al Giannini. As many know, in 2010, the Northern California Innocence Project singled out Giannini as being one of the worst offenders of prosecutorial misconduct in the state of California.
Giannini retired a couple of years ago from the San Mateo DA's office.
The article says that Giannini was brought in to work for the Bar by former San Mateo DA Jim Fox, who is now on the Bar's Board of Trustees. Neither Giannini nor Fox would respond to calls by the paper.
Gianinni, nder contract as a consult to the State Bar, is now "training lawyers on trial techniques" according to State Bar spokesperson Laura Ernde.
Cookie Ridolfi, former head of the Nor. Cal Innocence Project did told the paper "It's appalling " that a prosecutor repeatedly found to have committed misconduct would train State Bar lawyers.
I can't post a link because I don't subscribe to the Daily Journal. I did send a copy of the story to the Almanac.
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