Attorney General Bonta Files Felony Charges Against the Los Angeles Ethics and Integrity Assistant District Attorney

Wednesday, April 24, 2024
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LOS ANGELES – California Attorney General Rob Bonta today announced the filing of charges against Diana Teran, the Assistant District Attorney at the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s (LADA) Office. After an extensive investigation, the California Department of Justice charged Teran with 11 felony violations of Penal Code section 502, subdivision (c)(2), alleging repeated and unauthorized use of data from confidential, statutorily-protected peace officer files. Penal Code section 502, subdivision (c)(2) prohibits the use of data from a government computer system without permission. 
“No one is above the law,” said Attorney General Bonta. “Public officials are called to serve the people and the State of California with integrity and honesty. At the California Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the people of California and hold those who break the law accountable.”
It is alleged Teran accessed computer data including numerous confidential peace officer files in 2018, while working as a Constitutional Policing Advisor at the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, and, after joining the LADA in January 2021, impermissibly used that data at the LADA.
A copy of the complaint can be found here. 

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