UPDATES ON LAWRENCE BROWN

Orange County District Attorney
Press Release


Tony Rackauckas, District Attorney
401 Civic Center Drive West
Santa Ana, CA 92701

For Immediate Release

 


 


November 17, 2010

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Office: 714-347-8408
Cell: 714-292-2718

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

UPDATES ON LAWRENCE BROWN

 

Here are the updated facts as of 6:00 p.m. today, Wednesday, Nov. 17, 2010:

 

·         Based on the media coverage in this case and response by the community, the OCDA and Tustin Police learned of an adult woman early this morning who may have been a child victim of Brown in the late 1970s. An immediate investigation began

·         As a  result of this potential new victim, one of the four evaluators from DMH has indicated she will change her opinion with the finding that Brown should be a Sexually Violent Predator

·         Beginning at approximately 2:30 p.m. today, the Department of Mental Health began faxing approximately 150 pages of evaluations to the Orange County District Attorney’s Office (OCDA) regarding the DMH evaluations of Brown.

·         At approximately 3:30 p.m. this afternoon, DMH did send a letter stating the OCDA could independently review the evaluations and file a petition if the OCDA felt DMH evaluators had made a legal error

·         The OCDA reviewed the documents and prepared a petition to present to the court

·         The Department of Corrections placed a hold on Brown to keep him in Chino State Prison until 11:59 p.m.

·         Deputy Warden Richard Alvarado from C