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Martin steps down from DA's Office, new chief investigator announced

Posted at 9:41 AM, Nov 05, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-05 12:41:48-05

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Kern County now has a new chief investigator as Chief Lyle Martin announced he will no longer be serving in this role.

Martin took the job with the Kern County District Attorney's Office last November after retiring from his role as the Chief of Police in Bakersfield. He is now stepping down as the chief investigator for the DA's office.

District Attorney Cynthia Zimmer offered her thanks for Chief Martin’s willingness to serve and the ability to create a culture of leadership within the Bureau.

The Kern County District Attorney's Office announced Lieutenant Jared Kadel will take over the position next week.

Lieutenant Kadel has 22 years of law enforcement experience in Kern County and has served in many roles in the bureau of investigations. Lieutenant Kadel will assume the responsibilities of Chief Investigator next week.