Friday, 18 June 2021

Quinn: Give Krones chance to lead District Attorney’s Office

My name is Monica Quinn. I worked as a correctional officer, deputy sheriff, detective and district attorney investigator for the county of Lake from 1990 until 2001. I also worked at the Marin County District Attorney's Office as an investigator until 2006, when I retired.

When I worked for the Lake County District Attorney's Office, Susan Krones was assigned as the supervising attorney of the Child Sexual Assault Vertical Prosecution Unit. I was her sole investigator for three years.

Susan's method of supervising our team was to logically and respectfully state her goals and expectations to all of us. She then clearly maintained the methods used in our unit with spectacular results.

In the beginning, Susan would ask to go with me while I conducted interviews in the field of the children who were victims of either sexual or traumatic abuse. She never interfered with my investigations or interviews, but clearly detailed and instructed me as to her needs for a successful prosecution. Essentially, we worked as a team with Susan utilizing our strengths and improving upon our weaknesses.

With the support of then-District Attorney Stephen Hedstrom, Susan and I established (funded entirely through community donations) Lake County's first Multidisciplinary Interview Center for children who were victims of crimes. On May 1, 2001, U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson honored us for our achievement to the community.

During my three years of working for Susan, our team achieved a 100-percent conviction record for crimes against the children of Lake County. I feel it is my greatest achievement as a law enforcement officer. That goal is significant because it was not only achieved by charging the guilty persons, but equally exonerating the person falsely accused of these horrific crimes.

You cannot work with a person daily and not know their true character, work ethic and devotion to their chosen path in life. Susan has worked tirelessly for over 25 years as a prosecutor and I believe she will utilize this same team approach within the District Attorney’s Office to achieve the same outstanding results.

I hope you, the voters of Lake County, give her the chance on June 5, 2018 with your vote.

Monica J. Quinn lives in Kelseyville, Calif.

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