BELOW IS THE MAIN PART OF A LETTER I EMAILED TO SUSAN KANG SCHROEDER IN THE ORANGE COUNTY DISTRICT ATTORNEY’S OFFICE DATED MARCH 14, 2017. BY BARRY LEVINSON


Barry Levinson

Susan Kang Schroeder
Chief of Staff
Orange County District Attorney

Hello Ms. Schroeder:

It has been a while since we last talked.  I hope you are doing well.
I have blogged that your office did the right thing by recently bringing charges against former City Manager Joe Felz and I commended your office for it.  No one should be above the law.
Implicit in your decision is the fact that our former Police Chief Danny Hughes (hours before he was retiring from his position), made not only a poor decision but a criminal decision in not directing his officers to arrest Joe Felz in the wee hours of November 9, 2016.  The facts are clear that Danny Hughes overruled normal Fullerton police procedure and the law, sending another officer of his own choosing to go to the scene after the fact to conduct a so-called sobriety test away from all the other officers on the scene.
Are you going to charge Danny Hughes with obstruction of justice and any other statute that he may have violated on November 9th?
That Joe Felz used his position of power in the city to escape arrest is one thing but the head of our law enforcement department to make it happen is actually worse in my opinion.  Our whole society is greatly damaged when the citizens loose confidence in the equal application of our laws.
Please let me know what your office plans will be on this matter.

Respectfully,

Barry Levinson
Fullerton Resident
In my humble opinion not to take action against Danny Hughes would be a stain against the citizenry and against the tenets of justice.
I did get a response from Ms. Schroeder stating she could not talk about an ongoing investigation.  Well now that Joe Felz has been arraigned in a North Orange County Courthouse on April, 3 2017, it is time for our OCDA to take formal action against Danny Hughes.  We as a democratic people can not have confidence in our law enforcement and our justice system if those charged to enforce our laws and administer justice are not held to the same standards as everyday people.

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  1. #1 by Concerned Citizen on April 6, 2017 - 2:51 pm

    It would seem that there has been more than enough time for the OCDA Office to wrap up any investigation against Dan Hughes and file criminal charges against him. How can they find probable cause against Joe Felz and let Dan Hughes skate?

    This is a defining moment for our OCDA Office.

    • #2 by Roger on April 7, 2017 - 5:11 pm

      I tend to agree. The egregiousness of Dan Hughes in this instance is particularly worrisome and very troubling.

      • #3 by Anonymous on April 12, 2017 - 9:28 am

        Dan Hughes is now the VP of Disney security. Call Disney and let them know they hired a man who is someone they thought they knew.

  2. #4 by streets on April 7, 2017 - 11:09 am

    This is utter hypocrisy and pure corruption being exhibited by someone who has been mistakenly held in high esteem by our community.

  3. #5 by Fullerton's Conscience on April 7, 2017 - 3:14 pm

    For our government to function the populace must voluntarily agree to follow our laws and our rules.
    When the government does not properly follow the law, it makes it very difficult to govern effectively. If we decide as a people collectively that we no longer have to abide by the laws of the land because of the continuing corruption of our government, that will be the start of the end of our government and society. Dan Hughes has to account for his actions as the former Fullerton Police Chief. OCDA TR all eyes are on you.

    • #6 by Anonymous on April 9, 2017 - 2:22 pm

      Susan Kang Schroeder is married to a very wealthy attorney. She is well known, and well funded. She has also stepped into the ring to run for Orange County District Attorney position when it is vacated. This case involving the Fullerton City manager is a high profile case for a variety of reasons. There is much polical capital to be gained and leveraged here. I think the way to go about getting results is to apply pressure to both the FPD and the DA and keep this in the public eye. Barry, you are very good at this and Joe is really effective at sensationalizing issues.

  4. #7 by Anonymous on April 7, 2017 - 9:38 pm

    Yeah only by those who are not paying attention.

  5. #8 by sour grapes on April 8, 2017 - 7:42 pm

    Barry is a bully who should have went to jail for assaulting the ATT woman,.

  6. #9 by sour grapes on April 10, 2017 - 12:28 pm

    Barry and Joe, two losers who are so irrelevant now, just like I predicted.

  7. #10 by Barry Levinson on April 12, 2017 - 9:48 am

    We need criminal charges against Dan Hughes. Also, the officers on the scene need to be punished for their failure to properly do their jobs in the wee hours of November 9, 2016.
    Police officers are NOT ABOVE THE LAW!

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