District Attorneys are one of the most influential players in the criminal justice system. They choose who gets charged for which crimes, hold police accountable for misconduct, and provide access to alternatives to incarceration. Fair-minded district attorneys can help bring an end to racially-biased policing, unequal bail practices and mass incarceration, yet elections for DA are often overlooked.
On June 26, Boulder County voters will choose between Michael Dougherty and Mike Foote for District Attorney. In this episode, ACLU of Colorado Public Policy Director Denise Maes, and Staff Attorney Rebecca Wallace sit down with Boulder District Attorney candidate Michael Dougherty to discuss immigration, police accountability, and more.
The ACLU does not endorse candidates, but we do encourage all voters to participate and to hold their candidates accountable to civil rights and civil liberties.