Civil rights attorney Pamela Price, who is challenging incumbent Alameda County District Attorney Nancy O’Malley, on Friday walked back her comments about not prosecuting misdemeanors after domestic violence victims criticized the stance.
If elected, Price said, she would continue to prosecute misdemeanors and all domestic violence cases. She said she would explore programs like San Francisco’s neighborhood courts and use discretion in sentencing recommendations.
Price’s comments Friday were a reversal from her position — that she would not pursue prosecutions of misdemeanor crimes — reported in The Chronicle and East Bay Times, which she said were inaccurate or taken out of context.
Source: Bay Area News Pamela Price, candidate for Alameda County DA, reverses position on misdemeanor prosecutions