Sacramento County District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert is trying something for her office with the use of podcasts to tell more people about the work that takes place in her office.
The monthly podcast is titled "Justice Journal," and like its namesake newsletter is meant to share information about important public safety issues, interesting cases, and how the District Attorney's office function in and out of the courtroom.
The first episode focused on Schubert's passion for the use of DNA evidence to solve cold cases. She referenced notable cold cases from the 1970s and 1980s, including the 1977 murder of 15-year-old Penny Parker, the 1980 Sweetheart Murders involving U.C. Davis students John Riggins and Sabrina Gonsalves, and the recent arrest of Joseph DeAngelo for what is being called the East Area Rapist/Golden State Killer case. A future episode is supposed to take the listeners into the workings of the Sacramento County District Attorney’s Crime Lab.
Schubert said, "The podcast is another way we are increasing communication and engagement with the community."
"Justice Journal" podcasts will be published every second Wednesday of the month.