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July 5, 2022: District Attorney Announces Murder Charges in Deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles, Asks for Other Potential Victims to Come Forward

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District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office has charged two men in connection with the deaths of Hilda Marcela Cabrales-Arzola and Christy Giles whose bodies were left outside separate hospitals last November.

“Although we know nothing can bring these daughters and friends back to us, I promise that my office will do everything in its power to hold those that harmed them accountable,” District Attorney Gascón said.

He asked that any other potential survivors step forward to report any information they may have related to the defendants. LADA's Bureau of Victim Services is available to assist and support victims.

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June 29, 2022: District Attorney Gascón and Human Relations Commission Announce Community-Based Forums to Inform Joint-Action Plan Against Hate in Los Angeles County

 

District Attorney Gascón and Human Relations Commission Announce Community-Based Forums to Inform Joint-Action Plan Against Hate in Los Angeles County

District Attorney George Gascón and Robin Toma, executive director of the Los Angeles County Commission on Human Relations, announced a series of community-based forums to inform a joint-action plan against hate in Los Angeles County.

“We are fortunate to live in one of the most diverse counties in America, but the strength of our diversity also makes us vulnerable to hate-based threats and violence. The recent rise in hate incidents across our county is unacceptable,” District Attorney Gascón said. “We must ensure the safety of all people, regardless of their race, ethnicity, religious beliefs, gender identity or sexual orientation. To address the recent rise in hate crimes and incidents, my office will lead a series of community-based forums to create a thoughtful and inclusive plan of action to resist hate in Los Angeles County.”

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June 1, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration of Man Wrongfully Convicted of Murder

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District Attorney George Gascón announced the exoneration and release from prison of Alexander Torres, who was wrongfully convicted of murder in 2001.

“While it is this office’s job to hold people accountable for the harm they cause, it is equally important that we critically re-examine past convictions,” District Attorney Gascón said. “We must be willing to own up to past errors, determine what went wrong and make sure we do not repeat those mistakes.”

He was joined at the announcement by Mr. Torres and members of his family, including his mother (pictured).

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May 18, 2022: Watch: District Attorney Gascón Addresses Recent Mass Shootings, Gun Violence and the Need For Massive Changes to Gun Laws


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District Attorney George Gascón addressed steps that elected officials must take to prevent mass shootings such as the ones over this past weekend in Buffalo, Milwaukee and Laguna Woods, how his office has prepared to support victims should a mass shooting occur in Los Angeles County and his office’s violence prevention efforts.

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May 10, 2022: Watch: District Attorney Gascón Addresses Concert Venue Security, Misinformation

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District Attorney George Gascón has announced plans to convene a roundtable comprised of stakeholders to address security measures for the safety of performers, their fans and venue staff, and he addressed misinformation in connection with the attack on comedian Dave Chappelle.

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