DA’s actions Betrayal of Public Trust - Opinion
It appears that District Attorney Vern Pierson maliciously prosecuted Dan Dellinger. There was no legitimate basis for the charges the DA made against Dellinger. The jury threw out the charges after an extraordinarily short 47 minutes of deliberation. The District Attorney wasted thousands and thousands of the taxpayers’ money in the process.
Vern Pierson filed bogus charges in retribution for Dellinger’s successful efforts in opposing the District Attorney’s political cronies.
The DA’s actions are a betrayal of public trust. They are a blatant abuse of the powers of his office.
Now he cowardly hides behind immunity laws that protect him from law suits seeking compensation for the damages the DA wrongfully inflicted on Dellinger.
District Attorney Vern Pierson should be recalled. He is a detriment and an embarrassment to the people of El Dorado County.
Curt Weidmer, MD, Former Directory of Health Services & County Health Officer, El Dorado County