By PE Politics
on November 19, 2010 3:59 PM

Riverside County Supervisor John Benoit testified before a grand jury today and is not the target of the inquiry, his chief of staff said.

District attorney’s investigators served Benoit with a subpoena to appear today before a grand jury.

It is unclear exactly why prosecutors sought to question Benoit, and a spokesman for District Attorney Rod Pacheco, as a matter of policy, could neither confirm nor deny that the grand jury proceedings were under way.

But Benoit’s chief of staff, Michelle DeArmond, said today that the supervisor concluded his testimony but could not provide details. “What I can tell you, the district attorney’s office did assure us John was not the target of these proceedings,” she said.