News Release: September 17, 2021 District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that October 1, 2021, marks the fourth anniversary of the Las Vegas Route 91 Harvest Festival shooting. vcda.us/3lAH7n5... See MoreSee Less
News Release: September 16, 2021 District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Alfredo Ortiz (DOB 07/25/83), of Oxnard, pled guilty to first-degree murder and admitted using a gun in the killing of Teresa Ortiz, also from Oxnard. vcda.us/3nLk7Vn... See MoreSee Less
News Release: September 10, 2021 District Attorney Erik Nasarenko announced today that Martin Valdez Arias (DOB 01/29/93), of Ventura, has been charged in an attack on a woman who was a stranger to Arias. The attack occurred during the noon hour on a bike path bordering Ventura Community Park in Ventura vcda.us/38ZgnXG... See MoreSee Less
District Attorney Erik Nasarenko Opposes Changes to California’s Gang Law
For decades, Ventura County prosecutors have relied upon and utilized the Street Terrorism Enforcement and Prevention Act, a California law that increases penalties when gang members commit crimes.
If passed, a bill currently before the California legislature would reduce our prosecutors’ discretion and significantly erode their ability to introduce gang evidence at trial. Please join me and the California District Attorneys Association in opposing this proposed law, Assembly Bill 333. vcda.us/3jWf9To
Gang members fundamentally undermine our schools and neighborhoods by creating fear, imposing violence and extorting vendors and businesses for money. We need to maintain strong gang prevention laws to ensure that Ventura County communities and families remain safe. ... See MoreSee Less