Saturday, April 14, 2018 – 07:00 p.m.
The campaign to unseat four-term San Bernardino County District Attorney Mike Ramos has launched another salvo.
It’s the second in seven days.
This time the committee opposing Ramos, Business Leaders for Fair & Ethical Government Supporting Anderson & Opposing Ramos for D.A. 2018, is castigating Ramos for misleading the public over the county’s crime rate and the drop-off in felony filings by his agency.
The mailer hits Ramos for filing 14-percent fewer felony cases, while violent crime in the county skyrocketed during the same period. It’s arguably a symptom of gross mismanagement of his office’s operation.
The period analyzed was from 2014 through 2016 using data from the California Department of Justice and the California Judicial Council.
The data paints a starkly different picture from what comes out of Ramos’ mouth.