News Releases & Advisories

April 5, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Animal Cruelty Charges Against the Owner of Compton Animal Rescue

COMPTON, CA – Today, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced charges against Damian Wesley, owner of the 501(C)(3) non-profit organization Compton Animal Rescue, for animal cruelty and neglect of more than two dozen dogs.

April 3, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Residential Burglary Charges Against Man in Long Beach

LONG BEACH, CA – Today, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced charges against David Silver for allegedly burglarizing six residences in Long Beach between August 2023 and March 2024.

March 28, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against Two Men in the Murder of Sidney Barrett Morris at L.A. Live

LOS ANGELES, CA – Today, Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced murder charges against two men involved in the murder of Sidney Barrett Morris, who was executed as he ate alone at the counter of a restaurant at L.A. Live late last year. 

March 15, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Charges Against a Man Who Allegedly Killed a Three-Year-Old Boy in Lancaster

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón today announced charges against Rena Naulls in the killing of his girlfriend’s three-year-old son on February 20 at her Lancaster home.

March 14, 2024: George Gascón Launches First Interfaith Advisory Board in L.A. County District Attorney History

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today the creation of the office’s first-ever Interfaith Advisory Board. The Interfaith Advisory Board is the sixth advisory board Gascón formed since he took office in December 2020. The advisory boards provide a space for open dialogue with an eye towards creating a more inclusive, safer, and trusting relationship with communities countywide.

March 13, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exoneration of Man Wrongfully Convicted of a South L.A. Murder in 2005

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today the exoneration and release of Stephen Patterson, who spent nearly two decades in prison for a South L.A. murder in 2005 he did not commit.

March 13, 2024: Father Found Guilty in Murder of his Four Children, Their Grandmother in Lancaster in November 2021

LANCASTER, CA -- Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón today announced that a man has been found guilty of killing his four children and their grandmother in November 2021.

March 6, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exonerations of Two Men Wrongfully Convicted of Murder in 2001 in Downey

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today the exoneration and release of Ronald Velasquez Jr., who spent nearly a quarter century in prison for a murder he did not commit, and the exoneration of Abraham Villalobos, who was wrongfully convicted for the same crime and languished in prison for 15 years.

February 28, 2024: District Attorney Gascón Announces Exonerations of Two Men Wrongfully Convicted of Murder in Los Angeles

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today the exonerations and release of Jofama Coleman and Abel Soto, each of whom spent two decades in prison for a murder they did not commit in May 2003.

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