District Attorney Vern Pierson

District Attorney Vern Pierson

In January of 2007, Vern became El Dorado County's District Attorney. He has personally prosecuted numerous, significant cases such as the murder of C.H.P Officer Scott Russell and Phil and Nancy Garrido for the 1991 abduction of Jaycee Lee Dugard. He created a highly successful Cold Homicide Task Force and developed one of the first paperless prosecutor's offices in California. For more than five years Vern served as the county's Chief Technology Officer. Vern serves on the Board of Directors for the California District Attorneys Association and is the co-chair of the Association's Ethics and Insurance Fraud Committees.

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PRESS RELEASES

DA Vern Pierson asks Governor to Veto Bill that Threatens Public Safety and Victims' Rights

Posted: September 16, 2020

California Assembly Bill 3234 is a threat to public safety and victim’s rights. It has been rushed through the legislative process without allowing for public comment or careful consideration.

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CALIFORNIA DISTRICT ATTORNEYS ASSOCIATION ASKS NFL TO PULL STEPHON CLARK PSA

Posted: August 04, 2020

August 4, 2020—The California District Attorneys Association today asked NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to pull a video produced by the league as part of its new Inspire Change campaign because it “misrepresents the facts” of the officer involved shooting death of Sacramento resident Stephon Clark in 2018.

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Science Has Identified Common Threads in School Shootings

Posted: November 15, 2019

District Attorney Vern Pierson: Science Has Identified Common Threads in School Shootings. "The crisis of mass shootings and school shootings is complex...Our solutions should be grounded in science not hyperbole."

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