“The Cooper case is indeed a troubling one.

I’ve approached it at this stage with this thought: A Governor should never approve carrying out the death penalty if there is any real question of guilt. Certainty should be the order of the day.

The facts of the Cooper case are murky.”

In September 2016, Attorney John K. Van de Kamp, Former California Attorney General, wrote a letter to Governor Jerry Brown in support of Kevin Cooper’s innocence.

Read the full letter:

2016-09-08 Letter from John K. Van de Kamp (Former CA AG)