MEDIA ADVISORY- PEOPLE V. HIBBS CASE SUMMARY

For Immediate Release
Case # 08ZF0035

 

 

 

May 11, 2009

Susan Kang Schroeder
Public Affairs Counsel
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

Farrah Emami
Spokesperson
Office: 714-347-8405
Cell: 714-323-4486

MEDIA ADVISORY

WHO: District Attorney Tony Rackauckas and his staff members

           

WHAT: The Orange County District Attorney (OCDA) will give an in-depth presentation on the People v. Hibbs case. Christopher Hibbs, 45, Corona, was previously indicted in August 2008, on charges of unlawfully tasing a handcuffed suspect in the back of a patrol car. Hibbs was indicted on one felony count of assault or battery by a public officer and one felony count of assault with a taser. A jury was unable to reach a verdict last month, hanging 11 to one in the defendant’s favor, and the case was dismissed by the OCDA. The OCDA will also clarify the statements made to the press after the case dismissal and the use of the phrase “code of silence.”

 

WHEN: Tomorrow, Tuesday, May 12, 2009 at 10:00 a.m.

 

WHERE: First floor law library, Orange County District Attorney’s Office, 401 Civic Center Drive West, Santa Ana, 92701

 

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