In less than a week, Riverside County Superior Court Judges have dismissed three separate felony child sexual assault cases, including one where a conviction would result in a possible life sentence.
Over the past ten weeks, Riverside County Superior Court judges have dismissed more than 1,000 criminal court cases.
In October, the court stated that 2,800 pending cases were set for trial. As of Dec. 16, there are about 2,200 backlogged cases and Superior Court judges have dismissed 1,098 criminal matters.
During the month of December, the Riverside County Gang Impact Team (GIT), in conjunction with the U.S. Postal service, investigated the illegal shipping of fentanyl through the U.S. mail resulting in the seizure of 18.5 kilograms of fentanyl.
Riverside County District Attorney Mike Hestrin announced today, Dec. 15, 2022, that Capital One, N.A., (Capital One) has been ordered by a judge to pay $2 million in penalties and costs related to unlawful harassing and annoying phone calls made to California residents.
A vendor used by the Riverside County Superior Court failed to summon jurors, resulting in a sexual battery case being dismissed.