San Diego County public defender accused of giving firearm to a felon

Posted at 5:39 PM, Aug 13, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-13 21:03:31-04

SAN DIEGO (KGTV) - A San Diego County public defense attorney is accused of providing a felon with a firearm, according to local law enforcement.


San Diego Police confirm that Andrea Bayer was arrested on August 1 and booked into Las Colinas women’s jail on charges related to selling, supplying or delivering a firearm to either a convicted felon or someone wanted on a felony warrant. She was released the same day on bond.


On the State Bar of California’s website, it shows that the 37 year-old’s license is still active and that she works as an Alternate Public Defender for San Diego County.


The District Attorney’s Office says Bayer has not been charged and the case remains under review.


A Group Communications Officer with San Diego County sent us the following statement:

“The County of San Diego cannot comment on personnel matters. Ms. Bayer is currently on leave from her position pending the outcome of the investigation. The Public Defender believes in the presumption of innocence and has faith in the judicial process.”