Vanguard Investigation Finds Evidence of Exaggerated Crime Figures in DA Grant Applications

In 2010 one third of the Yolo County DA's budget came from grant sources. While this of itself does not appear bad, the problem is under the surface. A investigation by the Davis Vanguard of Yolo County revealed evidence a "cash for conviction" program in which the DA's Office had incentives to prosecute and over-prosecute cases in order to obtain grant money for those programs. The investigation also revealed evidence of exaggerated crime stats in those grant reports. Click here to read the full article.