News Releases & Advisories

July 23, 2013: Ten Charged Following Protests

One adult and nine juveniles have been charged following protests in Los Angeles on July 13 and in Hollywood on July 16, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 19, 2013: Man Sentenced for Hacienda Heights Church Arson, Ordered to Pay Restitution

A 35-year-old man convicted of torching St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights two years ago was sentenced to prison today and ordered to pay $8.9 million in restitution, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 17, 2013: Driver Sentenced in Collision That Resulted in Amputations

A Paramount man who admitted driving under the influence when he slammed his BMW into two men that resulted in each victim losing limbs was sentenced today five years and four months in state prison, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 15, 2013: Antelope Valley Man Charged in Topanga Area Kidnap-Rape

Prosecutors today charged an 18-year-old Lancaster man with more than a dozen felony counts, including forcible rape and kidnapping, in connection with a 4th of July attack outside the Westfield Topanga Mall, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 10, 2013: Armed Robbery Suspect Charged with Attempted Murder of Two LAPD Officers

An armed robbery suspect who jumped from a car and allegedly fired at police during a pursuit was charged today with attempted murder of police officers and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 9, 2013: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Challenges Release of Sexually Violent Predator in Los Angeles County

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced today that her office will file a writ challenging a Santa Clara County Superior Court judge’s ruling to release a sexually violent predator in Los Angeles County.

July 9, 2013: Man Convicted of Hacienda Heights Church Arson

A 35-year-old man was found guilty today of torching St. John Vianney Catholic Church in Hacienda Heights in 2011, causing an estimated $9 million in damage, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

July 1, 2013: Former Sheriff’s Sergeant Charged with Grand Theft, Embezzlement

A former sergeant for the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has been charged with grand theft and other counts for allegedly stealing money during a staged sting operation, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

June 27, 2013: Four Charged in “Latin Lotto” Scam Targeting Elderly

Three men and a woman accused of targeting four elderly victims through a financial scam dubbed the “Latin Lotto” are expected to appear in court today, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

June 25, 2013: Wrong-Way Driver Charged with Murder

Los Angeles County prosecutors today charged a wrong-way driver with two counts of murder and other charges after he slammed his pickup truck into oncoming traffic early Saturday morning.

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