“Not only is she district attorney, she’s running for mayor, so I think it’s important for the people of the city of San Diego to know how she handles complaints against officials,” Shapiro tells CityBeat.
his email to Dumanis, Shapiro asked to see all complaints against
government officials received by her office since 2003. He had filed a
similar request with Dumanis’ predecessor, District Attorney Paul
Pfingst, in 2001. While Pfingst did not provide the complaints
themselves, he did provide written summaries—24 in all—as required by
the CPRA. Shapiro was expecting the same treatment from Dumanis.
Dumanis denied Shapiro’s entire request. He revised his request, and
she rejected the revision. He revised it a second time. The DA rejected
it again. In May, Shapiro sued Dumanis in Superior Court for an alleged
violation of CPRA.
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