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May 25, 2023: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration of Man in Custody for Over 33 Years


District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration of Man in Custody for Over 33 Years

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today the exoneration and release of Daniel Saldana, who has spent the last 33 years in state prison after being wrongfully convicted of attempted murder in 1990.

“As prosecutors, our duty is not simply to secure convictions but to seek justice. When someone is wrongfully convicted, it is a failure of our justice system and it is our responsibility to right that wrong. We owe it to the individual who was wrongfully convicted and to the public that justice is served,” District Attorney Gascón said.

Not only is it a tragedy to force people into prison for a crime they did not commit, every time an injustice of this magnitude takes place, the real people responsible are still out there to commit more crimes. Our job is to hold people accountable when they cause harm, but we also have to hold ourselves and the system accountable.”

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May 8, 2023: Become a Deputy District Attorney at LADA!


The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office is pleased to announce that it is hiring for the position of Deputy District Attorney (DDA) I. The starting salary for a DDA I is $7,892.64 per month.   

We are the largest local prosecutorial office in the United States, serving the most populous county in the country.

Nearly 1,000 attorneys, known as deputy district attorneys (DDA's) represent the people of the State of California, and prosecute serious crimes called felonies throughout Los Angeles.

They also prosecute less serious crimes known as misdemeanors in unincorporated areas and in 78 of the county’s 88 cities. Ten cities, including Los Angeles, Long Beach, Santa Monica and Pasadena, have city prosecutors who handle misdemeanor crimes and municipal code violations that occur within their jurisdictions.

Employment with the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office offers excellent opportunities for competitive salaries, benefits and growth and development. It also provides the personal satisfaction and fulfillment that comes with knowing you are contributing essential services to the residents of Los Angeles County.

Applications will be accepted through Monday, May 22, 2023 BEFORE 5:00 p.m. (PT). Click here to apply.Read more...