State Bar of California seeks to discipline L.A. County deputy public defender

The State Bar of California has recommended a 30-day suspension for an L.A. County deputy public defender, concluding that she abandoned her client just before he faced trial on a molestation charge in Compton court.

In February, then-Acting Public Defender Kelly Emling sent a letter to the Board of Supervisors requesting that the county cover the cost of defending Metoyer during the State Bar proceedings.

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