News Releases & Advisories

December 31, 2012: Man Charged with Attempted Murder of Homeless Woman

A 24-year-old Van Nuys man was charged today with attempted murder after he allegedly set a homeless woman on fire as she slept on a bus bench in Van Nuys, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

December 28, 2012: Pair Charged in Pasadena Fatal Collision

Two alleged gang members, a male and a female, who led Pasadena police on a brief chase on Christmas Day that ended in a fatal crash, killing two people, were charged today with murder and other counts, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

December 27, 2012: Two Charged With Murder in Alleged Street Racing Crash

The drivers of two cars that allegedly were street racing on West Covina streets on Christmas day were charged today with murder in connection with the death of a 90-year-old wheelchair-bound woman who was thrown out of the van in which she was riding when it was hit by one of the vehicles.

December 19, 2012: Man Charged in Temple Bomb Threat Case

A Los Angeles man accused of calling in bomb threats to the Wilshire Boulevard Temple was charged by the District Attorney’s Office today with making malicious false bomb reports and vandalism of religious property. The charges were alleged to hate crimes.

December 19, 2012: District Attorney Lacey Comments on Federal Jury Verdict

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey issued the following statement today on the jury verdict in a federal lawsuit against the District Attorney's Office:

December 18, 2012: Victim’s Ex-Husband Charged With Her Murder

A 59-year-old Tarzana man was charged today with fatally shooting his ex-wife and wounding the woman's male friend, the District Attorney's office announced.

December 18, 2012: Suspected Stalker Charged

A 20-year-old Sylmar man dubbed the "Ear Gauge Stalker'' was charged today with kidnapping and other counts and was awaiting arraignment, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

December 17, 2012: Fugitive Charged with Deputy’s Murder Extradited from Mexico

One of six alleged Avenues gang members charged with capital murder in the 2008 fatal shooting of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Juan Abel Escalante outside his parents’ home is awaiting arraignment today after being extradited from Mexico on Friday, the District Attorney’s Office announced.

December 14, 2012: District Attorney’s Holiday Giving Drive Delivers Cheer to 600 Children

District Attorney Jackie Lacey presented holiday gifts to the families of murder and home invasion robbery victims today as part of the District Attorney’s 28th Annual Holiday Giving Drive.

December 14, 2012: Last Defendant Pleads in Celebrity Burglary Case

The last of six defendants charged in the so-called Bling Ring celebrity burglary case pleaded no contest today to a felony charge, the District Attorney’s Office announced.