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April 5, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Urges Communities to Help Law Enforcement With Unsolved Homicides

Greg Risling, Assistant Chief
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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón was joined today by a host of local faith leaders to encourage those who have witnessed homicides to come forward and report vital information that can help lead to the filing of criminal charges.

“We know that people are often reluctant to come forward as witnesses because trust has been broken and severed,” District Attorney Gascón said. “I want to repair and mend those relationships because solving yesterday’s homicide may be the key to preventing tomorrow’s homicide.”

Unsolved homicides can languish for decades because someone is unwilling to cooperate with law enforcement. While some cases are solved with forensic or video evidence, there are others in which eyewitness testimony is critical.

Last week, District Attorney Gascón pledged to support victims in unsolved criminal cases. He is asking the Board of Supervisors for additional funding to provide much-needed services to victims and their families.

If you are not comfortable reporting information about a crime to law enforcement, please email the District Attorney’s Office at