Pamela Price has been sworn in as Alameda County District Attorney. In the 2022 Election, Price won the seat with 53% of the vote, defeating her more tough-on-crime opponent, Terry Wiley.
She is the first Black woman ever elected to this position and promises to make a big shift in the office's approach to prosecution; Price’s campaign emphasized changing the system in favor of a more holistic approach to public safety.
What exactly are the new DA’s plans for criminal justice reform? And what roadblocks could she face in the process?
Guest: Annelise Finney, producer and reporter for KQED
Correction: an earlier version of this episode included Walnut Creek as part of Alameda County. It is part of Contra Costa County.