Message from the District Attorney

A Message from Diana Becton

Welcome to the District Attorney Office's website and thank you for visiting. I want to underscore that our Office is here to serve you. We are all committed to protecting the public's safety and providing assistance to those harmed by violence. We continue to find ways to modernize our Office as we focus on the community's needs to ensure Contra Costa County remains a safe and welcoming place to live and work.


Diana Becton, District Attorney

Our Mission

The mission of the Contra Costa County District Attorney's Office is to seek justice and enhance public safety for all our residents by fairly, ethically, aggressively and efficiently prosecuting those who violate the law, and by working to prevent crime.

We hope this website will assist you by providing information about our Office and links to helpful community resources and law enforcement agencies.

  1. News Release: Former Police Officer Charged for Unlawful Recording of Sexual Encounter with Jane Doe

    Former Pinole Police Officer Anthony Vasquez (24-year-old resident of Hercules) was charged by the District Attorney’s Office with one felony and one misdemeanor for the unlawful video recording of Jane Doe while he was having sex with her. Read more...
  2. Officer-Involved Shooting Public Report: Richmond Police Officers Lawfully Shot Man in 2019

    The Contra Costa County District Attorney’s Office concludes Richmond Police Department officers lawfully shot and killed Luc Ciel in 2019. Read more...
  3. News Release: Settlement Reached with Ulta Beauty for Hazardous Waste Violations

    DA Diana Becton announced today that the DA's Office, together with 33 other California District Attorneys and City Attorneys, have reached a settlement for violations of hazardous waste regulations with Ulta Beauty, Inc. Read more...
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