Rich Edwards, Chief Investigator
The District Attorney's investigative authority is independent of other local law enforcement agencies. District Attorney Investigators perform a broad range of investigations including investigations into specialized areas not handled by other local law enforcement agencies; investigations reflecting the areas targeted by the Shasta County District Attorney to "improve the administration of justice": investigations into areas targeted by the state; investigations to assist the operations of other departments/programs; and assistance in trial preparation investigations.
Investigators from the District Attorney's Office are part of the critical incident response team called out when an incident involving the use of "lethal force" by a peace officer occurs in the county. DA Investigators are also called upon to conduct investigations into suspected misconduct by government officials, public employees or local agencies.
Each Shasta County District Attorney Investigator working in the Bureau of Investigation is a sworn California Peace Officer as defined in Section 830.1 of the California Penal Code. DA Investigators are located at 1355 West Street, Redding, CA. Funding for the DA Investigators is primarily by state and federal funding sources.