Case # 12ZF0137

Date: May 3, 2016


SANTA ANA, Calif. – In regards to a court hearing for Daniel Wozniak that took place today, May 3, 2016, in the Honorable John D. Conley’s courtroom, the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) is releasing the following statement:

The OCDA expects police officers to tell the truth and pursue justice.

The OCDA Dekraai team made repeated, specific, pointed requests of the Orange County Sheriff’s Department (OCSD) for all records kept by OCSD jail deputy sheriffs concerning inmates such as Fernando Perez. The OCDA also visited offices located at the OCSD jail to personally inspect all categories of their records.

Additional notes were produced in court today that were not previously produced to OCDA despite the requests made and the visit to the OCSD. The OCDA finds it distressing that these notes would be withheld from the OCDA, the court, and the public until this hearing.

The OCDA has been assured by Sheriff Sandra Hutchens that she will take appropriate internal actions to address this issue.