Attorney general reviewing Dow’s decision not to prosecute officer accused of rape

The California Attorney General’s Office is reviewing a decision by the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office to not charge a Paso Robles officer accused of sexual assault while on the job. Read More …

Former Manse on Marsh administrator takes plea deal, avoids jail

The former second-in-command at the Manse on Marsh accepted a plea deal with state prosecutors that will likely enable him to avoid jail time over the 2014 death of a dementia patient who walked away from the San Luis Obispo assisted living facility and was struck by a car. Read More …

California AG finds no laws broken in ‘racist’ incidents at Cal Poly

An investigation conducted by the California Attorney General’s Office found Cal Poly students involved in allegedly racist incidents earlier this year broke no laws, and their speech was protected by the First Amendment, university President Jeffrey Armstrong announced in a letter to the community. Read More …

California AG charges 17 people in $1 million Apple Store robbery scheme

Crediting the San Luis Obispo Police Department with having initiated the statewide investigation, the California Attorney General’s Office announced Thursday that it has charged 17 individuals over a robbery scheme targeting Apple retail stores Read More …

California sues Trump administration over census citizenship question

California Attorney General Xavier Becerra announced he has sued the Trump Administration over its decision to insert a question about citizenship into the 2020 census.

Becerra filed the suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. Read More …

U.S. Attorney General orders enforcement of federal marijuana law

In the same week that legal sales of marijuana for recreational use began in California, United States Attorney General Jeff Sessions issued a memorandum ordering a “return to rule of law” and directing prosecutors to resume enforcing the federal government’s prohibition of pot.

The federal Controlled Substances Act of 1970 generally prohibits the cultivation, distribution and possession of marijuana. Read More …