Demand Accountability in Deborah Peagler's Case
  • Petitioned California Domestic Violence Experts & Criminal Defense Attorneys

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California Domestic Violence Experts & Criminal Defense Attorneys

Demand Accountability in Deborah Peagler's Case

    1. Natasha Wilson & Yoav Potash
    2. Petition by

      Natasha Wilson & Yoav Potash

      Oakland, CA

Los Angeles District Attorney Steve Cooley and his top deputies engaged in what a Superior Court judge termed "grave misconduct" in the case of Deborah Peagler. Cooley and his office entered into a written agreement to free Deborah Peagler from California prison (decades after she was wrongfully prosecuted by the Los Angeles District Attorney's Office for the murder of the man who abused her). Despite evidence in the District Attorney's files that Ms. Peagler's conviction was founded on "perjury," and after admitting in a 2005 letter that her release would "serve the interests of justice," Cooley reversed course and opposed Ms. Peagler's release. Cooley's actions in refusing to honor his own written word in this case appear to be unethical, as do his attempts to minimize the overwhelming evidence that proves Ms. Peagler was a victim of domestic violence and sex trafficking. If our justice system is to have any meaning, Cooley's actions should be investigated and there must be accountability for any wrongdoing.

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    Reasons for signing

    • Marie Pedersen AARHUS, DENMARK
      • almost 2 years ago

      Justice must be served!

    • April Moreno LAREDO, TX
      • about 2 years ago

      It is a carrige of corrupution and misjudgement!!

    • Stephen Cooper OAKLAND, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      Given the difficulty of reversing convictions,there can be no safeguard for defendants' rights without consequences for official obstruction of justice, whatever the motive.

    • Khansa Jones LOS ANGELES, CA
      • about 2 years ago

      I am very familiar with this case and how long Deborah Peagler fought for her freedom. Ultimately her failing health played more to her freedom than actual justice. It is time that Justice be served in her name and that Cooley be held accountable.

    • Ariella Seidenberg BERKELEY, POLAND
      • about 2 years ago

      So the truth be known!


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