debate that she was "here to attack the issues, not another candidate."
Delgadillo, meanwhile, is just fine with attacking another candidate. Earlier today he sent to reporters a copy of a June, 2004 L.A. District Attorney memo detailing that office's explicit policy advising prosecutors that information regarding testifying officers' criminal history "must be communicated to defense counsel as quickly as possible."
Read it here: Brady Memo.pdf
On Sunday, the San Francisco Chronicle published a story detailing how San Francisco police chief George Gascon complained to Harris' office last year that about the District Attorney's lack of a similar policy to disclose testifying officers' own criminal pasts.
In an interview, Delgadillo consultant Kam Kuwata claimed to SF Weekly the recent rash of
bad headlines surrounding Harris' DA record suggested her campaign
was "falling apart."
Nice rhetoric, but a May 10 poll, conducted by Survey USA for several California news outlets, put Harris atop the pile of Democratic contenders for AG with 22 percent, followed by Delgadillo with 16 percent. Undecided respondents made up 28 percent of the survey, suggesting the race could go in any direction.
Update, 4:37 p.m.: Harris' campaign manager, Brian Brokaw, sent us the following note in response to Delgadillo's comments:
"Let me get this straight -- the guy whose hometown paper (the L.A. Times)
called on him to resign as City Attorney after years of scandals and as
recently as last month said he 'was a deep disappointment as Los Angeles
city attorney and has done nothing since to suggest that he would do better
in a higher office' -- is now going on the attack? His cheap shots in last
night's closing statement, after Harris spoke -- ensuring that she would
not be able to respond -- was cowardly and even embarrassing for Rocky, as
most of the audience booed and hissed Delgadillo. Rocky's second try for AG
never got off the ground, and I'm sure we'll hear more of the same from the
flailing Delgadillo and other desperate candidates in the coming weeks."