Jan Scully

da-jan-scully-photoInvited to join EC on the heels of their blog, Sacramento County Law, guest-poster SacWatch brings you updates on law enforcement and prosecutions under the watch of Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully: featuring widespread corruption, sex crimes, killer cops, and more!

In June of 2011, Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced that her office would no longer investigate officer-involved shootings or any in-custody deaths. Even after receiving an unexpected $5+ million for her office, shortly after her bold announcement, Scully reiterated that she would not resume any investigation of deaths at the hands of law enforcement. 

To no one’s surprise, deaths at the hands of law enforcement skyrocketed–law enforcement, it should be noted, being prosecuted in other counties for everything from rape to child molestation to sexually abusing a disabled man — in addition to running guns, of course, along with their forte: killing unarmed, usually dark-skinned, and, frequently, handicapped residents of Sacramento County.

Read more in the articles linked below, sorted newest to oldest:


November 14, 2013: In a county known for widespread corruption, killer cops, rapist cops, child-molesting cops, and more, all under the watch of long-time District Attorney Jan Scully, one of Scully's potential replacements is now leveling the charge of prosecutorial misconduct, without a hint of irony, against another DA-hopeful.


September 26, 2013: Nevada County investigators say they have also found what Sacramento County investigators would have found--if they ever investigated Black--drugs including steroids and ecstasy in the accused child molester's home.


September 25, 2013: Donald Black,  a 23-year veteran of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department, whose service record is most notable for numerous disciplinary actions and civil lawsuits costing the Sacramento County taxpayers  $400,000 to date — and who has thus far eluded any actual prosecution, thanks to a DA’s office who doesn’t even care to investigate its own […]


June 29, 2013: The shocking 2012-13 surge in shootings and in-custody deaths at the hands of Sacramento County Law Enforcement – 13 shootings in the first eight months of the year, eight of which were fatal, and many against unarmed Sac County residents – began after DA Jan Scully disbanded her office’s officer-involved shootings protocol. While Scully made […]


July 9, 2012: Sacramento cops shoot and kill yet another person. This time he was seventeen. Kid had a unloaded gun. Helping walk his blind friend to his home. Witness says cops never said a thing. Just started shooting. “My friend turned around and said, ‘I’m guiding him,'” explained the witness. “Cops did not say ‘put your hands […]


June 11, 2012: L.A. County law enforcement serves roughly 10 million residents. Sacramento County law enforcement serves roughly 600 thousand. Adjusting for size, if L.A. County officers shot and killed its residents at the Sacramento County rate, they would kill 200 people a year rather than 30…. Reporter Kim Minugh and a second Sacramento Bee editorial in the […]


June 11, 2012: Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully claims rate of wrongful convictions is “infinitesimal,” in spite of report noting 80+ in her county alone, resulting from withheld evidence, perjury, and use of perjured testimony by prosecutors and law enforcement…. On 10 June 2012, Foon Rhee, Associate Editor at the Sacramento Bee, wrote an excellent article for […]


June 9, 2012: In June of 2011, Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced that her office would no longer investigate officer-involved shootings or any in-custody deaths. Even after receiving an unexpected $5+ million for her office, shortly after the announcement, Scully reiterated that she would not resume any investigation of deaths at the hands of law enforcement […]


April 19, 2012: Regardless of whether the individual is an adult or a juvenile, they are capable of giving consent. We don’t require the consent of a parent if we’re doing it with someone of a younger age. –Deputy Jason Ramos of the Sacramento County Sheriff’s Department. That unfortunate quote comes from the mouth of none other than […]


April 8, 2012: Ever since Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced that she would no longer investigate fatal shootings by police officers, or any in-custody deaths, it is perhaps unsurprising that Sac County law enforcement is now breaking all records, by a several-hundred percent increase, in killing civilians. Even unarmed ones. Even mentally-ill ones. The Sacramento Bee […]


February 25, 2012: Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announces her office will no longer review officer-involved shootings—at the same time that the county Sheriff’s Department reduces firearm training. 14 officer-involved shootings follow. In the first weeks of 2012 alone, police shootings break records for prior years: six in total; two dead and three injured. The most recent […]


February 8, 2012: No Longer Investigated by DA’s Office, Sacramento County Officer-Involved Shootings and Deaths Break Records In the first 37 days of the year, sheriff’s deputies have killed two suspects and wounded three others….  Editorial: Are shootings by deputies being fully reviewed?” The Sacramento Bee. Feb. 8, 2012. http://www.sacbee.com/2012/02/08/4246863/are-shootings-by-deputies-being.html It may turn out to be merely a […]


October 22, 2011: Ever since Sacramento County District Attorney Jan Scully announced that her office would no longer investigate officer-involved shootings or in-custody deaths, officers have taken her at her word. The numbers, and bodies, are quickly mounting. From the SacBee: More than six weeks after a police officer shot him dead on the streets of Curtis Park, […]


July 21, 2011: Sacramento County District Attorney saves money by ceasing investigations of police shootings Allegedly “wrestling with budget cuts,” DA Jan Scully has ceased monitoring police shootings to determine whether the officers’ kills were justified and whether the investigations into them were conducted thoroughly, or at all. Not that it really matters. After all, in the past […]