Message from the District Attorney

A Message from Diana Becton

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

Our Mission

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.

  1. News Release: 2 Cases Filed Against 7 Defendants Due to F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force Operations

    The F.B.I. Safe Streets Task Force in recent months conducted successful enforcement operations due to recent violence in Richmond and San Pablo, which resulted in two criminal cases filed by the Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office. Read more...
  2. News Release: Former Police Officer Charged for Unlawful Recording of Sexual Encounter with Jane Doe

    Former Pinole Police Officer Anthony Vasquez (24-year-old resident of Hercules) was charged by the District Attorney’s Office with one felony and one misdemeanor for the unlawful video recording of Jane Doe while he was having sex with her. Read more...
  3. Officer-Involved Shooting Public Report: Richmond Police Officers Lawfully Shot Man in 2019

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office concludes Richmond Police Department officers lawfully shot and killed Luc Ciel in 2019. Read more...
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