BEVERLY HILLS (CBSLA) – The Beverly Hills City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to join the recall of Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.
After an original recall effort, Gascón’s opposition started a second recall effort in December.READ MORE: LAPD Arrests Two Suspects Responsible For Shooting In Watts
The Beverly Hills council cites an increase in widespread crime, including follow-home robberies and smash and grab robberies as s reason for wanting to recall Mr. Gascón.READ MORE: Multi-Vehicle Crash In Irwindale Closes Multiple Lanes On 605 Freeway
Los Angeles County Sherriff Alex Villanueva supported the first recall effort of Mr. Gascón.
Some families of victims and victims’ advocates have criticized Gascón, a former police chief, for being too soft on crime following his elimination of criminal enhancement provisions.MORE NEWS: COVID-19 Testing Site Set To Open In Beverly Hills Sunday Evening