RIVERSIDE (CNS) - Riverside County prosecutors are scrambling to re- file complaints and submit motions challenging judges' decisions to dismiss hundreds of criminal cases countywide, in what District Attorney Mike Hestrin said today is fast becoming a "public safety crisis."According to the District Attorney's Office, judges have booted just over 500 felony and misdemeanor cases since the second week of October, citing a lack of available courtroom space for trials. Most of the cases were added to dockets during the COVID public health lockdowns, when courts suspended many operations under emergency orders from the California Office of the Chief Justice.A backlog of roughly 2,800 cases developed. The chief justice's orders expired on Oct. 7."The dismissal of cases and
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