News Releases & Advisories

March 17, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Outlines Reforms Made During First 100 Days in Office, Promises More

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón today reflected on the sweeping criminal justice reforms he has made during his first 100 days in office and announced plans to implement new approaches that bolster police accountability and victims’ services.

March 11, 2021: Former Principal Charged With Theft, Misappropriating Public Funds

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a man has been charged with pocketing tens of thousands of dollars while he worked as a principal at two schools over the past four years.

March 4, 2021: District Attorney George Gascón Issues Statement on Survey of Crime Victims in Los Angeles County

Today, District Attorney George Gascón released the following statement in response to a poll of victims of violent crime in Los Angeles County showing large majorities support policies to shift resources away from incarceration and move toward prevention and rehabilitation.

March 3, 2021: Classmates.com Settles Consumer Protection Lawsuit

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that PeopleConnect Inc., which runs the social networking site Classmates.com, will pay $400,000 in penalties and up to $150,000 in restitution to settle a civil lawsuit alleging the company charged customers for automatic renewal without their express consent.

March 3, 2021: Police Officer Charged With Sending Explicit Messages to Teenage Girl

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a Manhattan Beach police officer has been charged with sending explicit messages to a 15-year-old girl.

February 26, 2021: Two Men Sentenced to Life in Prison for Killing 3-Year-Old Boy in Compton

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that two men were sentenced today for the murder of a 3-year-old boy during a shootout in a Compton liquor store parking lot in 2018.

February 25, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Applauds State Supreme Court Ruling on Youth Justice

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón issued a statement today in response to the California Supreme Court’s ruling in O.G. v. the Superior Court of Ventura County:

February 24, 2021: Man Pleads to Murder for Killings in Covina, Azusa

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a Long Beach man pleaded guilty to fatally shooting two people, including his estranged wife, in a three-month span in 2018.

February 24, 2021: Man Sentenced for Possessing Child Sexual Abuse Material

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man pleaded no contest today to possessing child sexual abuse material and taking an inappropriate photo of a girl at an elementary school where he was a substitute teacher.

February 22, 2021: Man Pleads No Contest to Killing Two Young Boys in the 1980s

Convicted sex offender Kenneth Rasmuson pleaded no contest today in connection with the sexual assault and murder of two children in the 1980s. The defendant’s plea took place in the Pomona Courthouse in consultation with family members who welcomed the resolution.

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