On August 4th, Michael Colantuono, the attorney representing the City of Alameda in the matter of alleged misconduct by Councilmember Lena Tam, wrote a letter to the Alameda County District Attorney’s office, refuting many of the defensive claims made by Ms. Tam’s attorney, John Keker.
In his letter, Mr. Colantuono wrote that Keker argued that no action should be taken against tam “based on a selective and creative review of the evidence.” Colantuono also wrote that Keker’s defense of Tam “demonstrates his exceptional ability to analyze particular trees into toothpicks while ignoring the forest of evidence demonstrating Ms. Tam’s culpability. It is therefore noteworthy that neither Ms. Tam nor Mr. Keker disputes the authenticity of the emails we provided your office with or denies that Ms. Tam authored them.”
Colantuono closed by urging the District Attorney’s office to present this matter to the grand jury so it can be resolved. The full letter is reproduced below.