A group of Santa Clara County taxpayers are exploring the feasibility of a campaign to recall Jeff Rosen, the district attorney for the county. The group alleges that Rosen has engaged in waste, fraud, abuse of authority, and violation of law, as those terms are defined in the California Government Code.

In connection with an    illegal compensation scheme    that misused public funds, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit    reported on    whistleblower retaliation by District Attorney Jeff Rosen

In connection with an illegal compensation scheme that misused public funds, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit reported on whistleblower retaliation by District Attorney Jeff Rosen

Among other issues, Rosen has failed or refused to prosecute public corruption and white collar crime, has failed to comply with crime victim laws, and has botched rape and domestic violence cases. Rosen’s office is rife with sexism, he protects his personal friends who work in the office from accountability, and he retaliates against whistleblowers.

NBC Bay Area news reported on allegations that DA Jeff Rosen retaliated against whistleblower Jim Sibley.

Rosen and the prosecutors in his office also have a long history of violating the law and attorney ethics by withholding evidence (“discovery”) from criminal defendants and their lawyers. Retired Judge Kevin Murphy said that the unethical tactic was “standard practice” in the office, according to a news report in the Daily Journal.

A retired judge concluded last week that Deputy District Attorney Daniel Carr’s discovery violations were mitigated by the fact that they occurred within a ‘climate of common acceptance of those practices’ in the district attorney’s office and ‘at least tacit approval by his superiors.’ The decision partially validates Carr’s contention that his conduct - not turning over evidence to the defense or doing so at the last minute - was standard practice within the office.
— Daily Journal

For at least 20 years, when caught Santa Clara County district attorneys give the media lip service to ending the practice of withholding evidence (“discovery violations”), but the practice continues to this day.

Rosen has been involved in improper governmental activity including violations of state and federal law, corruption, malfeasance, fraud, coercion, conversion, malicious prosecution, misuse of government property, and willful omission to perform duty, the group alleges. Government Code § 8547.2(c).

Jeff Rosen was caught misusing taxpayer funds, according to multiple news reports. Rosen reportedly has also misused federal grant funds, including funds designated for victim services, according to a taxpayer group considering a recall campaign against the Silicon Valley district attorney.

Jeff Rosen was caught misusing taxpayer funds, according to multiple news reports. Rosen reportedly has also misused federal grant funds, including funds designated for victim services, according to a taxpayer group considering a recall campaign against the Silicon Valley district attorney.

Throughout his long career as a prosecutor or as the district attorney, Rosen has been at the center, or in the vicinity of an endless stream of scandals in the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office. The taxpayer group contends that Rosen has wasted taxpayer money, committed crimes, and deprived the public of the federally protected right to honest government services.

The district attorney does not deserve, and should not receive the taxpayer funded pension and gold-plated retirement health plan an honest and diligent district attorney would be entitled to.

Santa Clara County employees report that district attorney Jeff Rosen fails to supervise and discipline prosecutors who engage in    prosecutorial misconduct   . Rosen also covers for subordinates involved in    sexual misconduct    and    punishes employees    who speak out about problems in the district attorney’s office, according to current and former prosecutors.

Santa Clara County employees report that district attorney Jeff Rosen fails to supervise and discipline prosecutors who engage in prosecutorial misconduct. Rosen also covers for subordinates involved in sexual misconduct and punishes employees who speak out about problems in the district attorney’s office, according to current and former prosecutors.

This is a partial list of the misconduct Rosen has been involved in, helped cover up, or, it is fair to assume, was aware of and ignored.