News Releases & Advisories

February 22, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Sponsors Legislation to Curb Catalytic Converter Thefts

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón was joined today by state lawmakers and Los Angeles Police Chief Michel Moore in support of legislation to reduce catalytic converter thefts.

February 20, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Issues Statement on Policy Adjustments

I want to address some policy changes that we are making in our office, which made the news earlier this week. I want to reaffirm my commitment to the core values I expressed when I took office. We do not believe that children should be tried as adults. We should treat kids like kids and give them every opportunity to grow and change. We also do not believe people should be sentenced to death in prison. People change and evolve – most often, for the better. For too long, our system operated without recognizing this fact, ignoring entirely the capacity people have for change. We must restore that underlying value into our justice system. While we maintain our commitment to these principles and will continue working to improve our system, there are some cases and situations that require a different response. We have made some adjustments to our policies to account for these exceptions.

February 14, 2022: Whittier Man Charged with Setting Fire that Damaged Half-Dozen Homes

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Whittier man was charged today with setting an arson fire which destroyed two homes and severely damaged four others.

February 8, 2022: District Attorney Gascón Expresses Gratitude to Board of Supervisors for Bureau of Victim Services Grant

District Attorney George Gascón thanked the Board of Supervisors today for approving a grant of more than $180,000 to continue the commitment of the District Attorney’s Bureau of Victim Services (BVS) to assist victims of crime for the Unserved/Underserved Victim Advocacy and Outreach (UV) Program.

February 8, 2022: District Attorney George Gascón Asks Credit Card Companies to Halt Online Payments for Ghost Guns

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that he is calling upon three credit card companies to once again show responsible corporate citizenship by stopping online payments for the purchase of ghost gun kits.

February 4, 2022: Conspiracy, Murder Charges Filed in Violent Crime Spree

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that nine people have been charged in connection with a series of murders and attempted murders over the past several months.

February 2, 2022: Two Charged with Murder Outside Venice Bike Shop

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that two men have been charged with murdering Ky Thomas outside of a bike rental store in Venice.