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District attorney attempts to fend off challenge from Riverside attorney


Last updated 5/31/2018 at 11:48am

RIVERSIDE – The race for Riverside County district attorney pits incumbent Mike Hestrin against an appellate attorney who believes the District Attorney’s office is overly focused on convictions and less interested in reforming the justice system for the benefit of people from all walks of life.

Hestrin is in his first bid for re-election, having served as the county’s top prosecutor since January 2015.

The Temecula resident in 2014 ran on a plank of improving morale at the District Attorney's office, holding public officials accountable and achieving a higher conviction rate. In ca...

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