COUNTYWIDE – Riverside County Superior Court judges have dismissed more than 600 criminal court cases since Oct. 10, 2022. More than half of those cases were dismissed by judges in the Larson Justice Center in Indio.
Criminal cases are being dismissed throughout the county; however, most case dismissals have been in the eastern region of the county. There have been 351 cases dismissed by judges in the Larson Justice Center in Indio. These cases are both misdemeanor and felony cases and include nearly all crime types. Many of the dismissed cases include a victim of crime.
The DA’s Office is taking every available action to safeguard our community, such as arguing the dismissals in court, immediately refiling felony cases that are being dismissed, and filing appeals when appropriate.
The DA’s Office is committed to keeping the public informed regarding this public safety crisis and will continue to periodically release updated information regarding case dismissals as that information becomes available.
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