The United States Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California represents the federal government in virtually all litigation involving the United States in the Eastern District of California. This includes all criminal prosecutions for violations of federal law, civil lawsuits by and against the government, and actions to collect judgments and restitution on behalf of victims and taxpayers. The Eastern District of California is one of the largest judicial districts in the country, both in terms of population and land mass. It has almost eight million residents and encompasses six large urban areas: Sacramento, Fresno, Bakersfield, Stockton,Vallejo, and Fairfield. It extends over 87,000 square miles, 45% of which is federal land and includes 34 counties reaching from the Oregon border in the north down to Bakersfield in the south, and from the coastal mountains in the west, to the Nevada border in the east. (Click here for the CaliforniaCounty map of the Eastern District.) The attorneys and staff of the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Eastern District of California are proud to represent residents of this large and culturally diverse district. It is the mission and the pledge of this office to represent the United States with determination, professionalism, and integrity.
Issue No. 58
The U.S. Attorney's
Report to the District
Police Officers and Lethal Force
Last year, during an encounter on federal land in Nevada County, a man drew a revolver on a BLM ranger and a CHP officer who were responding to an illegal campsite. In the ensuing gunfight, all three participants were wounded. Fortunately, all survived. The man with the revolver was prosecuted by this office, in a case handled by Assistant U.S. Attorneys Heiko Coppola and Michael McCoy. This month, following a jury trial in federal court in Sacramento, the man was convicted of two counts of assaulting a federal officer and an officer assisting a federal officer, and one count of use of a firearm during a crime of violence. When he is sentenced later this year, he is looking at many years in prison. While that case is concluding, it is an example of the stubbornly high level of violence perpetrated against members of law enforcement.
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