San Joaquin

[San Joaquin County] County ready to take $1.8B budget to supervisors

Blog note: this article references a recent grand jury report.

STOCKTON — The tidy sum of $1.8 billion sounds like a lot of money, but billions don’t go nearly as far as they once did.

Just ask San Joaquin County officials, who will bring the proposed 2019-20 fiscal-year budget of just more than $1.8 billion before the Board of Supervisors on Tuesday.

The proposed budget is more than $40.8 million larger than the 2018-19 fiscal-year budget, which expires June 30. But easy come, easy go.

[San Joaquin County] Father Of Cold Case Murder Victim Reacts To San Joaquin County Case Backlog

STOCKTON (CBS13) — The San Joaquin County sheriff wants to hire two new detectives to investigate cold cases.

This comes after a grand jury report found the number of unsolved murders and rapes in the county keeps growing. On Tuesday, CBS13 caught up with the family of a man who was shot and killed in Stockton more than 10 years ago. There have been no major developments in his case.

[San Joaquin County] Too many cold cases go unsolved in San Joaquin County, grand jury says

STOCKTON — A civil grand jury has found that too many cold case investigations go unsolved in San Joaquin County primarily due to lack of staffing and available resources.

The San Joaquin County civil grand jury released a 27-page report on Friday and recommended that the San Joaquin County Sheriff’s Office, San Joaquin County District Attorney’s Office and Stockton Police Department find ways to hire several more detectives and investigators to strictly work on cold case files by the end of the year.