Welcome to the District Attorney Office's website and thank you for visiting. I want to underscore that our Office is here to serve you. We are all committed to protecting the public's safety and providing assistance to those harmed by violence. We continue to find ways to modernize our Office as we focus on the community's needs to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe and welcoming place to live and work.
Diana Becton, District Attorney
The mission of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime.
We hope this website will assist you by providing information about our Office and links to helpful community resources and law enforcement agencies.
The Contra Costa County DA's Office concludes there is insufficient evidence to support a criminal prosecution of Contra Costa County Sheriff’s Office Deputies Erik Vawter and Brian McDevitt in the 2018 in-custody death of Michael Hernandez. Read more...