Poll: LA County Crime Victims Feel Criminal Justice System Failed ThemA majority of victims of violent crime in Los Angeles County feel the criminal justice system failed them and that resources should be invested in crime prevention instead of incarceration, according to a poll released Thursday by a nonprofit group.
Mother Of Bree'Anna Guzman, Woman Killed In 2011, Wants DA Gasc贸n RecalledDarlene Duran and other loved ones gathered Friday near Elysian Park where Bree'Anna Guzman's body was found in 2011 to hold a demonstration urging voters to recall newly-elected District Attorney George Gasc贸n.
OC DA Todd Spitzer Blasts LA County鈥檚 George Gascon After Special Circumstances Dismissed In Murder Case Against Sexual Predator Kenneth RasmusonSpitzer said Jeffrey鈥檚 kidnapping from Anaheim Hills gives Orange County jurisdiction to file charges against Rasmuson, who has previously served time for sexually assaulting an 11-year-old boy in Santa Barbara County and a 3-year-old boy in Los Angeles.
Inmate Threatens To Harm Officer In Attempt To Take Advantage Of DA's DirectivesIn the voicemail, Daniel Avila threatened to attack a police officer during a prison transfer in an attempt to get back into court to request that his previous sentence enhancements be revoked.
Judge Rules Against LA DA George Gascon鈥檚 Drastic Policy ChangesThe judge ruled that Gascon cannot order his prosecutors to ignore three-strike allegations and sentencing enhancements.
George Gasc贸n Among Group That Signed Letter To Biden Calling To Commute Sentences Of All Federal Death Row InmatesLos Angeles County George Gasc贸n is again speaking out against the death penalty, which he has repeatedly said he disagrees with "on moral and practical grounds."
Widow Of Slain LASD Sgt. Steve Owen Wants Killer To Face Death PenaltyTania Owen, widow of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department Sgt. Steve Owen, said Thursday that she wants her husband's killer to face the death penalty, but District Attorney George Gasc贸n has said his office would no longer seek the punishment.
Prosecutors Drop Bid For Death Penalty In Retrial For Accused Cop KillerProsecutors with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Thursday announced they would not seek the death penalty for a man awaiting retrial in connection with the June 1983 killing of a police officer in Lake View Terrace.
LA County District Attorney George Gasc贸n Taking Heat Over PoliciesSome families of victims and victims' advocates have criticized Gasc贸n, a former police chief, for being too soft on crime following his elimination of criminal enhancement provisions.
LA Prosecutors Union Challenge DA Gascon鈥檚 Sweeping Policy ChangesJust after being sworn in earlier this month, Gascon announced several drastic policy changes, including the elimination of cash bail for misdemeanor and felony offenses, as well as the elimination of some sentencing enhancements.
Family Of Woman Killed In Trader Joe's Gunfight Asks New DA To Review CaseThe family of a woman killed during a gunfight between Los Angeles Police Department officers and a suspect outside of a Silver Lake Trader Joe's in 2018 said Friday they wanted L.A. County's new district attorney to review the case.