If District Attorney Kamala Harris can't assuage critics saying she should seek the death penalty for an accused cop killer, the Bar Association of San Francisco will try to do it for her. The professional group is publicizing its support for the DA's decision to seek life without parole in last month's fatal shooting of Officer Isaac Espinoza. The group broadly criticizes elected officials for politicizing the case and discourages Attorney General Bill Lockyer and U.S. Attorney Kevin Ryan from stepping in.
BASF Gets Behind Harris On Death Penalty Decision
May 19, 2004