By CBSLA Staff

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.

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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.

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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.

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Gascón has repeatedly come under fire for his policies since taking office last December after beating incumbent Jackie Lacey.