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March 24, 2021: District Attorney George Gascón Issues Statement on Attorney General Appointment

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Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón issued a statement today about the appointment of state Assemblymember Rob Bonta as California attorney general:

“I commend Governor Gavin Newsom on his selection of Rob Bonta to be California's next attorney general,” District Attorney Gascón said. “As evidenced by his prolific authorship and support for reform-minded policies in the legislature, Mr. Bonta shares a commitment to safety, equity, rehabilitation and redemption that will serve the interests and well-being of all Californians as we work to modernize a dated system of justice.

The governor's selection of Mr. Bonta also comes at a particularly difficult time for our AAPI community as elected and law enforcement leaders across the nation are working to #StopAsianHate.  

That California's chief law enforcement official is a member of the AAPI community speaks volumes to the Golden State's commitment to advance tolerance and inclusion and end the violence visited against vulnerable members of our community.

I commend Rob and look forward to working closely with him in the days, months and years ahead.”