Wednesday, June 22, 2016 – 10:00 a.m.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris, in a Wednesday morning presser, announced that a “probe” is underway into negligence allegations against San Bernardino County Children and Family Services (CFS).
Her announcement was covered on KTTV-LA Channel 11 this morning.
To read and view Wednesday’s coverage, click here.
Multiple leaks and complaints from within the San Bernardino County Grand Jury that propelled news coverage last year, and, more importantly, the rumored investigation by a second agency, would appear to be the catalyst for this breaking news event.
To read and view previous KTTV-LA news coverage, click here.
Investigations by other agencies are also reportedly underway.
Recent and ongoing criticism of Harris’ handling of the San Onofre-Edison-PUC-Michael Peevey debacle, a political “hot potato” for Governor Jerry Brown, casts serious doubt as to the seriousness of this so-called probe, particularly in light of allegations that the local prosecutor obstructed and interfered with the Grand Jury.
It’s widely-known that a previous Grand Jury probe had been stopped dead in its tracks last year.
It’s no secret Harris and San Bernardino County District Attorney Michael Ramos are close political allies. As a matter of fact Harris’ office received a complaint on this issue approximately one year ago.
Harris is currently the favored candidate to replace U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer. She will face U.S. Representative Loretta Sanchez in November in a runoff election for that seat.
Ramos, on the other hand, has announced he is running to replace Harris in 2018.
Furthermore, Ramos has also previously said he has approached Governor Jerry Brown for a possible appointment to fill the remainder of Harris’ final term as AG, should she be elected to the U.S. Senate.
Given all the above. It’s likely this mere announcement will be the climax of the probe. Don’t expect to hear anymore about this subject anytime soon.
However it would be nice to be wrong on this point.