◼ Firpo Seeks To Quit Ferrer Case - Mad River Union
At a Sunday afternoon appearance at the Arcata Community Center, District Attorney candidate Elan Firpo said that she has asked to be removed from the case involving the Nov. 25 stabbing death of Douglas Anderson-Jordet.
...Firpo said there are aspects of the case not known to the public and the other candidates, which she is prohibited from discussing. “I feel I did the right thing,” she said, but added that her participation in the case is no longer helpful. “I need to step aside.”
Firpo also said she’d like to rebuild the “degenerated” prosecutors ranks of the DA, which have withered from 18 to 11 during her time as a deputy DA. She also wants to install “vertical prosecutors” which would specialize in areas such as cannabis and environmental crime, managing cases from initial analysis to final prosecution....