Friday, March 8, 2019

Marin's New District Attorney, Lori Frugoli March 6, 2019

Marin Coalition Presents: Wednesday March 6, 2019  “What’s On The Agenda for Marin’s New District Attorney” Speaker: Lori Frugoli - District Attorney, County of Marin For the first time since 2005, Marin County has a new District Attorney: After two elections, Lori Frugoli prevailed over the field in both the primary and November runoff and replaced retiring D.A. Edward Berberian (a 42-year Marin County prosecutor) in January, becoming the second woman elected to that post. Come hear our D.A. describe her priorities as a newly elected office-holder and answer your questions about the direction she hopes to take her department. Lori Frugoli’s commitment to public service through public safety began early.  She is a Marin native and was first inspired to keep Marin safe when she participated in a Terra Linda High School Ride-a- Long program. Throughout her career, Lori has been a pioneer, “breaking the glass ceiling” in law enforcement as the first women to volunteer as a Reserve Police Officer in San Rafael and on the Downtown Walking beat in the Santa Rosa Police Department. In addition, Lori worked in investigations on arson, property fraud and embezzlement; undercover in drug and prostitution crimes; and as a member of the Hostage Negotiations Team. She continued working as a Deputy Sheriff in Marin County while putting herself through law school became a Deputy District Attorney for the County in 1990. Throughout her 28-year career as a Deputy District Attorney, Lori has represented Marin in thousands of cases and over 100 jury trials. Her diverse and challenging caseload has included seeking justice for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, home invasions and elder abuse. She has served as coordinator and supervisor for various criminal departments in the DA’s office and Alternative Justice Courts. Lori was one of the first prosecutors in California to present expert evidence and testimony using Mitochondrial DNA evidence. The recipient of many prestigious awards and recognitions, Lori has an established reputation in the community for treating all people with respect and professionalism.

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