News Releases & Advisories

April 23, 2021: ICAN Report Reveals 73% Decrease in Child Homicides In Los Angeles County Since 1989

The Inter-Agency Council on Child Abuse and Neglect (ICAN), co-chaired by Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, today unveiled a special report by its Multi-Agency Child Death Review Team titled, “Child Homicide by Caretaker - 30 Year Retrospective,” documenting a 73% decrease in child homicides by caretakers in Los Angeles County over the past three decades.

April 22, 2021: Man Pleads Guilty to 2016 Murder of Sheriff’s Sergeant in Lancaster

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a 31-year-old man pleaded guilty today to the murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Sgt. Steven Owen five years ago in Lancaster.

April 22, 2021: Former Palmdale Mayor Pleads Guilty in Corruption Case

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that former Palmdale Mayor Jim Ledford pleaded guilty today to lying about income he illegally received from two consultants.

April 20, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Commends Board Supervisors Motion on Cash Bail

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón issued the following statement today regarding Supervisor Sheila Kuehl’s motion before the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors regarding the implementation of the California Supreme Court’s Humphrey decision on cash bail:

April 20, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Issues Statement on Verdict in George Floyd Case

District Attorney George Gascón, the nation’s only police officer turned elected prosecutor, issued the following statement in response to the jury’s verdict in the Derek Chauvin trial:

April 20, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Announces Reorganization to Reduce Violence

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today a reorganization that aims to decrease violence across Los Angeles County by collaborating with law enforcement agencies, public health and community leaders and other stakeholders to improve public safety.

April 19, 2021: Mother Charged With Murdering Her 3 Children

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a woman was charged today with killing her three young children earlier this month in Reseda.

April 14, 2021: Former Catholic Priest Charged With Decades-Old Sexual Assault of Four Children

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a former Catholic priest has been charged with sexually assaulting four boys at two different parishes dating back more than two decades.

April 9, 2021: District Attorney Gascón, Assembly Member Santiago Unveil Juvenile Three Strikes Reform Bill

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón joined Assembly Member Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles) today to unveil legislation that would stop strikes committed by minors from later being used against them in adult proceedings.

April 2, 2021: Ex-State Employee Charged With Misappropriating Public Funds

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that a woman has been charged with fraudulently funneling over $200,000 in disability payments to herself while she worked for the state’s Employment Development Department.

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