Smittcamp embodies integrity, fairness
I was dumbfounded by the absolute incorrectness of the article published recently questioning the motivations of DA Lisa Smittcamp in the Arambula trial. As a deputy DA under her, I can tell you this baseless smearing of DA Smittcamp couldn’t be further from the truth.
The duty of a prosecutor is to pursue justice and apply it equally no matter who the accused is or what position they hold. DA Smittcamp continually reinforces the standard that integrity is of the utmost importance in our position as prosecutors. No one exemplifies this more in practice than DA Smittcamp herself. She does not do the easy thing; she does the right thing — regardless of whether it exposes her to criticism by the media and the public.
There were countless errors in this article that show the author didn’t do his homework, but that’s not really the point. The point is that every single day, DA Smittcamp puts her money where her mouth is — standing for victims and working to make this community a better place. DA Smittcamp is a true public servant who is as untouched by political motivations as one can be. I am proud to serve under her.
– Amy Cobb, Fresno