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Efren Carrillo 'pleased' with decision to drop San Diego charges

The case against Jastaniyah, including a misdemeanor allegation of disturbing the peace, was also dropped by prosecutors.

Police officials have declined to release other details relating to their investigation.

"The city attorney received the case," said San Diego Lt. Andra Brown, a department spokeswoman. "If they determined they're not going forward with the case, it's a moot point. . . . The case is dead."

The Press Democrat asked Carrillo for a copy of the statement he gave police the day of his arrest. He said he did not have access to it and that it was "essentially" the same account he gave to the public.

Carrillo was in San Diego on what he has described as a "mini-vacation" with three friends from Sonoma County. It started with a drive down from Sonoma County to San Diego on Friday, Aug. 31, in a rental car and ended with the return trip on Labor Day, after Carrillo had posted $10,000 bail. He was in police custody for about 10 hours and was released from jail around noon.

Asked if the incident had caused him to reflect on how he spends his personal time outside of county business, Carrillo declined to comment

He would not speculate on how the incident might impact his political future. Re-elected to a second term in June, Carrillo has been seen as a promising young politician with roots in the local Latino community and a growing network of backers statewide.

Asked whether a cloud could hang over his political prospects, Carrillo answered with a full-throated insistence that his arrest had not interfered with his county duties.

"Not once did I stop working hard and representing my constituency," he said. "Even from (the date of) this incident I've continued to do my work and do it with the strongest work ethic that I have. And I'm going to continue to do that."

You can reach Staff Writer Brett Wilkison at 521-5295 or brett.wilkison@pressdemocrat.com.