Anne Marie Schubert Has Demonstrated Her Desire to Take California Backwards on Criminal Justice, When the Voters Continue to Demonstrate their Desire to Move Forward

SACRAMENTO – Today, Cristine Soto DeBerry, Executive Director and Founder of the Prosecutors Alliance of California, issued the following statement in response to reports that Sacramento County District Attorney, Anne Marie Schubert, intends to announce her candidacy for Attorney General.

“Anne Marie Schubert attempted to take us backwards with Proposition 20 last year and California voters shot her down,” said Prosecutors Alliance Founder and Executive Director, Cristine Soto DeBerry. “This is a prosecutor that rejects the science showing her dated way of thinking exacerbates rates of reoffense and creates more victims of crime, has led to overcrowded prisons and the racial disparities that have come to define our system of justice.  She’s also taken substantial resources from police unions and looked the other way when police kill unarmed men of color. But it’s her role as secretary-treasurer of CDAA that’s bound to raise some eyebrows. She had oversight responsibility over the admitted misappropriation of millions of dollars set aside for environmental crimes and asset forfeiture which has prompted a DOJ investigation, and if elected she’d have oversight over the investigation into her own wrongdoing.”