The Orange County District Attorney’s Office announces the creation of its Hate Crimes Unit.
This new unit will be overseen by the office’s Special Prosecutions, an elite unit within the District Attorney’s Office dedicated to seeking justice in the highest profile cases. The Hate Crimes Unit will be dedicated to prosecuting crimes in which the perpetrators acted based on a bias against the victim’s race, color, religion, national origin, actual or perceived sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or gender.
The newly created unit is staffed by three prosecutors, two investigators, and is supervised by the head of Special Prosecutions.
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