FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 21, 2023
Statement from Andrew M. Ganz, Attorney for Oakland Homicide Detective Tran
Over the past few days, the lack of merit as to the charges against Detective Tran was exposed in a courtroom. The District Attorney understands the shortcomings of this case, resorting to tactics like press conferences to whip up emotion outside of the courtroom in an attempt to improperly influence public opinion and the outcome, and ultimately to justify dismissing as many murder cases as they can. The District Attorney also understands, and the public should, that this is a very early stage, and almost all cases end up getting past the very low legal standard at preliminary hearing. At this time, I must simply respect the ruling of the judge, even though this should have been the exception based on the actual evidence and law.