Orange County

Today, after more than two years of intense scrutiny and false blame, now retired Orange County D.A. investigator Dillon Alley was vindicated in an incident, where he was attacked by a criminal defense attorney in a courthouse hallway on March 9, 2016. A jury awarded Alley $250,000 in punitive damages.

By now, you should have received your OCERS Board of Retirement Safety Member election ballot in the mail. AOCDS 1st Vice President Roger Hilton is the incumbent and is being challenged by an OC firefighter, so it is crucial that you vote for Roger Hilton and return your postage-paid ballot as soon as you receive it.

Today, Assemblymember Tom Daly (D-Anaheim), Chairman of the Assembly Insurance Committee, introduced AB 1749, a bill AOCDS is proudly sponsoring. AB 1749 would clarify that fully-sworn peace officers can file a claim for workers’ compensation benefits if, while in the midst of pursuit, apprehension, protection or preservation of life or property within or out of the state, the officer suffers injury, disability or death.

Every election is a critical one. We must have our voices heard in order to preserve the quality law enforcement taxpayers have come to expect and deserve. Don’t let others make decisions for you. Be informed and vote.

An attorney for the Legal Aid Society of Orange County will provide free legal advice to seniors through the Orange County Senior Citizens Legal Advocacy Program (SCLAP) on a wide variety of issues, including government benefits, health, housing, consumer problems and elder abuse.

Orange County Undersheriff Don Barnes appeared to be on track to become the county’s new sheriff, but it was unclear late Tuesday if he could lock the position and avoid a November run-off.

California Senate Bill 54, which took effect on January 1, 2018, placed restrictions on collaboration between local custody operations and federal law enforcement authorities. These communication restrictions have resulted in 45 criminals with federal detainers re-offending following their release back into the community.

First Responders and Law Enforcement Week at the OC Fair takes place from August 8-12. Free admission is being offered to active-duty and professional staff of the police, sheriff, fire and emergency services departments.

After lengthy negotiations, we are pleased to announce that the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs (AOCDS) and Orange County Board of Supervisors have reached an agreement to introduce an innovative workers’ compensation Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program. This will give our county law enforcement officers and deputies the health care they deserve while helping Orange County save taxpayer dollars.

Laguna Beach Police Department employees will be volunteering their time in conjunction with Special Olympics athletes to work alongside Ruby’s Diner restaurant staff to help raise money for the Special Olympics Orange County Region at a Tip-A-Cop® fundraiser.