San Luis Obispo mayor’s rhetoric is dangerous and divisive

District Attorney Dan Dow

OPINION by DISTRICT ATTORNEY DAN DOW

It has come to my attention that a local incumbent mayoral candidate pulled a political campaign stunt over the weekend by using my name and office to make preposterous false allegations. The San Luis Obispo mayoral candidate’s campaign stunt, intended to help her political fundraising, was untruthful as it intentionally misstated facts and fabricated allegations for political purposes.

I am proud of the tireless work of my office to protect the people of our county through aggressive and fair prosecution of crime and protecting the rights of crime victims.

Mayor Heidi Harmon

It is the duty of the district attorney’s office to thoroughly review every investigation to determine if the evidence proves that a crime was committed. We perform that duty every day without regard to individual characteristics such as race, color, religion, sex, national origin or political viewpoint.

The mayoral candidate’s dangerous and divisive rhetoric seeks to stir more unrest rather than promote peace and healing in our community.

I will never compromise the integrity of this office by using race or public opinion to decide whether or not to file a criminal charge. My decisions will always be based on the evidence and the law.”

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One Comment about “San Luis Obispo mayor’s rhetoric is dangerous and divisive”

  1. Matilda Malone says:

    I think the charges against the protestors are ridiculous. San Luis Obispo is hardly a big scary city. Your tactics are inappropriate and overly heavy-handed. I can’t believe how your office and the police treat people! Such disproportionate actions…donning riot-gear and using tear gas and rubber bullets..unbelievable! Thank God the police chief was relieved of her duties. She was guilty of all the same offenses…and losing her gun in the fast food restaurant!!!

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