David Brent, a high-profile prosecutor in the Orange County District Attorney’s office, was arrested on Christmas Day for punching his wife in the face.
Roshawn Brent, 27, called 911 while standing next to the couple’s parked car in the city of Huntington Beach. It appears Mr. Brent decided discretion was the better part of valor and beat a retreat, taking the car keys with him.
What makes this story interesting is that the Orange County District Attorney appears to have waited several days before putting out a press release. Past history suggests they are quick to triumph following a high-profile arrest or conviction. So why the delay? It couldn’t be to avoid embarrassment. The arrest was noted in the Los Angeles Times and the Orange County Register. Also, did Huntington Beach Police sit on the story? Don’t they have press releases? If they did wait to tell, why so?
Domestic Violence is a common crime, cutting across all demographics. When a high official in the Prosecutor’s office is arrested for such a crime, it becomes doubly important to notify the public so that the public accurately perceives the DA’s office as being fair and impartial.
Whether you live in Tustin, Santa Ana or Huntington Beach, if you are charged with domestic assault, call an experienced Orange County criminal defense attorney right away to assist you.