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October 28, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Conviction of Maurice Hastings Vacated in 1983 Murder

 

District Attorney Gascón Announces Conviction of Maurice Hastings Vacated in 1983 Murder

District Attorney George Gascón has announced that the 1988 murder conviction of Maurice Hastings has been vacated and he has been released from prison.

“What has happened to Mr. Hastings is a terrible injustice,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The justice system is not perfect, and when we learn of new evidence which causes us to lose confidence in a conviction, it is our obligation to act swiftly.”

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October 28, 2022: The Return of the "Courage Awards:" District Attorney Gascón, LA5 Rotary Join Forces to Recognize Everyday Heroes

 

California Labor Commissioner Lilia Garcia-Brower, honoree Edith Lopez and District Attorney Gascón

A woman who stopped an international kidnapping, another who risked her job to hold a company accountable for wage theft, and a neighbor who sheltered a family under attack from their father were honored by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón.

“The extraordinary and selfless acts of these three individuals speak to what it means to live in community,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Finding the strength to speak truth to power, protect our neighbors from harm and help the most vulnerable among us – Linda McKeown, Edith Lopez and Martin Santillan, serve as inspirations to us all.”

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October 5, 2022: TV Producer Eric Weinberg Charged With Forcible Rape, Assault


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District Attorney George Gascón announced that television producer Eric Weinberg has been charged in an 18-count complaint for sexually assaulting five women at different times between 2014 and 2019.

“The defendant relied on his Hollywood credentials to lure young women for photo shoots where he allegedly sexually assaulted them,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Power and influence can corrupt some to hurt others that often leads to a lifetime of trauma for those who are victimized.

My office’s Bureau of Victim Services is here to help in the healing process to ensure all victims have the guidance and support they need on the road to recovery.”

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October 4, 2022: Head of Election Worker Management Company Arrested in Connection with Theft of Personal Data


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District Attorney George Gascón announced that an executive with a Michigan-based company responsible for the software used in managing Los Angeles County election poll workers has been arrested as part of an investigation into the possible theft of personal identifying information of those workers.

“I want to thank my prosecutors and investigators for their commitment to eliminating cyber intrusions against government entities and local businesses,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Data breaches are an ongoing threat to our digital way of life. When we entrust a company to hold our confidential data, they must be willing and able to protect our personal identifying information from theft. Otherwise, we are all victims.

This investigation is concerned solely with the personal identifying information of election workers.  In this case, the alleged conduct had no impact on the tabulation of votes and did not alter election results. But security in all aspects of any election is essential so that we all have full faith in the integrity of the election process.”

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September 27, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Sexual Assault Charges Against Athletic Trainer at Los Angeles Schools


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District Attorney George Gascón has announced that Richard Turner was charged today for sexually assaulting 10 girls while he worked at two schools in Los Angeles.

“A school is a place where our children should feel safe and protected by those who we are supposed to trust,” District Attorney Gascón said. “It is crushing for the victims’ families and our education system when someone takes advantage of a youth.

I am grateful for the young women who stepped forward in this case to recount what happened to them. My office’s Bureau of Victim Services will provide any needed services or resources to help them on the path from being a victim to becoming a survivor.”

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September 6, 2022: Trio Charged With Series of Daytime Robberies, Including 99 Ranch Market Assault

 

Link to video of news conference Trio Charged With Series of Daytime Robberies, Including 99 Ranch Market Assault

District Attorney George Gascón announced that three men have been charged for a series of daytime robberies over the past five months, including the pistol whipping of an older shopper in the 99 Ranch Market parking lot in Rowland Heights.

“These brazen crimes – all of which occurred during the day – are deeply troubling. The victims had their sense of safety shattered,” District Attorney Gascón said. “The majority of the people victimized were from the Asian American Community and I know that this has caused significant community trauma. I hope that all of those who have been impacted by this spree of violence sleep better tonight knowing that those who caused harm will be held accountable.”

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August 10, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges in Murder of Monterey Park Police Officer Gardiel Solorio


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District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office has filed murder charges against Carlos Daniel Delcid for the fatal shooting of 26-year-old Monterey Park Police Officer Gardiel Solorio who was killed while he was off-duty on Aug. 8.

“Gardiel was just starting his career in law enforcement and was a rising star who took pride in serving one of our communities when he was tragically murdered,” District Attorney Gascón said. “Senseless gun violence has once again taken someone who pledged to protect others.”

My office stands with the Downey and Monterey Park police departments and the rest of law enforcement in Los Angeles County to support Gardiel’s family and friends during this time of mourning and grieving.”

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August 8, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Announces Murder Charges in Crash That Killed Six

 

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District Attorney George Gascón announced that his office has charged a Texas woman with six counts of murder for a deadly multi-car crash in Windsor Hills.

“Today, we begin the process of holding accountable the person responsible for the deaths of six people, including a pregnant woman, and their families,” District Attorney Gascón said. “This is a case that will always be remembered for the senseless loss of so many innocent lives as they simply went about their daily routines. I want to thank our prosecutors and the investigating officers at the California Highway Patrol for their work on this case.

While the wreckage of this fiery crash at this intersection was removed and traffic eventually resumed, there is catastrophic damage to the families and friends of those killed and injured. It is not only a tremendous loss to the families but our entire community who learned of this incredible tragedy or have watched the now viral video of the collision. I’m sure this is a time of great sorrow and grieving for the families and friends of those who will be forever affected by what has transpired.”

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