Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen will be holding a press conference on Wednesday, June 22, in Palo Alto to announce legislation "inspired" by the woman who was sexually assaulted by former Stanford University student-athlete Brock Turner, according to a press release the district attorney's office issued Tuesday.
The high-profile case has attracted immense national, even global attention and much outrage since Turner's sentencing three weeks ago. The judge who presided over the case, Aaron Persky, has continued to face strong backlash both inside and outside the courtroom, with a mounting recall effort and Rosen's removal of Persky from an unrelated sexual-assault case last week.
Sean Webby, public information officer for the district attorney's office, declined to provide more information about the legislation announcement.
The press conference will be held at the Santa Clara County Superior Court, 270 Grant Ave., at 10 a.m. Both Rosen and Deputy District Attorney Alalah Kianerci, who prosecuted the Turner case, will be available for interviews, according to the press release.
Check Palo Alto Online on Wednesday for coverage of the press conference, including a video.
The Palo Alto Weekly has created a Storify page to capture ongoing coverage related to the Brock Turner case. To view it, go to storify.com/paloaltoweekly.