Grand jury criticizes Riverside County’s legal defense contract process

Grand jury criticizes Riverside County’s legal defense contract process – 11:13 PM PDT on Sunday, April 24, 2011 – By DUANE W. GANG – The Press-Enterprise Riverside County supervisors failed to follow their own policies when awarding a new criminal defense contract earlier this year, a newly released grand jury report concludes. The report, made public this month and set to go before supervisors Tuesday, asserts the board’s action circumvented the recommendations of three Northern California public defenders brought on to evaluate competing bids. http://www.pe.com/localnews/stories/PE_News_Local_D_defense25.24e8ca0.html

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Grand jury criticizes Riverside County’s legal defense contract process