News Releases & Advisories

March 7, 2023: Lancaster Mother, Boyfriend Convicted in Torture Killing of Her 10-Year-Old Son

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Heather Barron and Kareem Leiva were found guilty today of murder and torture of her 10-year-old son Anthony in June 2018.

February 28, 2023: District Attorney Gascón, LA Innocence Project Seek Factual Innocence of Maurice Hastings

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that his office has determined exoneree Maurice Hastings should be found factually innocent for a 1983 murder he did not commit.

February 28, 2023: CHP Officer Charged With On-Duty Assault of Female Driver

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that retired California Highway Patrol Officer Todd Cookston has been charged with hitting a 21-year-old woman in the face during a stop last March.

February 22, 2023: Man Charged With Murdering Los Angeles Bishop

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that Carlos Medina was charged today with killing Auxiliary Bishop David G. O’Connell at a home in Hacienda Heights over the weekend.

February 16, 2023: District Attorney Gascón Announces Plan to Expand Specialized Prosecution of Sex Crimes and Domestic Violence

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that he will restructure and centralize the specialized divisions that prosecute crimes involving intimate partner violence, sexual assaults, child abuse, hate crimes and elder abuse. The restructuring will enhance services to the most vulnerable in our community while also increasing the well-being of those deputies dedicated to pursuing justice for these victims.

February 15, 2023: Sheriff’s Deputy Charged With Murder of 12-Year-Old Boy in Off-Duty Crash in South Gate

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Ricardo Castro has been charged with murder and vehicular manslaughter when he crashed his vehicle into another car, killing a 12-year-old boy and injuring two others in South Gate.

February 10, 2023: LAPD Sergeant Charged With Reckless Driving That Caused Serious Injury

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that Los Angeles Police Sergeant Ruby Aguirre has been charged with driving recklessly while on duty and seriously injuring a motorist in South Los Angeles.

February 10, 2023: Second Officer to Stand Trial in Los Angeles County for On-Duty Fatal Shooting in Over 20 Years

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that former Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Deputy Andrew Lyons was ordered to stand trial for the on-duty fatal shooting of Ryan Twyman in 2019. Mr. Twyman was unarmed.

February 9, 2023: Woman Charged With Rendering Fraudulent Immigration Services

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a 56-year-old woman has been charged with scamming more than a dozen immigrants by pretending to be a consultant -- and at times -- an attorney.

February 2, 2023: Man Charged With Possession of High-Powered Assault Weapons and Making Criminal Threats

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a 25-year-old man was charged today with possession of illegal assault weapons and criminal threats.

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