News Releases & Advisories

September 17, 2021: Robert Durst Convicted of Murdering Friend in 2000

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that real estate heir Robert Durst was found guilty today for the 2000 slaying of his friend in her Benedict Canyon home.

September 8, 2021: Man Charged with Setting Dog on Fire

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today with killing a dog by setting it on fire.

September 3, 2021: Ex-Assemblymember, City Manager Charged in City of Industry Corruption Scheme

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that four men have been charged in connection with the embezzlement and misappropriation of millions of dollars that were supposed to be used to study whether a solar farm was suitable on land to be purchased by the City of Industry.

August 31, 2021: Death Row Inmate with Intellectual Disability Resentenced to LWOP

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man sentenced to death for a 1985 double murder has been resentenced today to life in prison without the possibility of parole after it was determined the defendant is ineligible for the death penalty due to an intellectual disability.

August 30, 2021: Trio Charged with Staging Auto Accidents in Insurance Fraud Ring

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a case was filed today against three people accused of staging automobile accidents on local freeways — some causing major injuries — in order to collect money from insurance companies.

August 27, 2021: Torrance Police Officer Charged With Assault in Non-Fatal Shooting

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a Torrance police officer was charged today with excessive force in connection with a 2018 non-fatal, officer-involved shooting.

August 25, 2021: Sheriff’s Deputies Charged With Lying About Using Force During 2018 Incident in East Los Angeles

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that two Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were charged today for filing a false report that covered up one of the deputies allegedly using excessive force during an arrest in September 2018.

August 25, 2021: Adult Film Star Indicted on Rape, Other Sexual Assault Counts

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced today that adult film star Ron Jeremy has been indicted on more than 30 sexual assault counts involving 21 victims dating back more than two decades.

August 19, 2021: Former Torrance Police Officers Charged With Conspiracy, Vandalism

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that two former Torrance Police Department officers were charged today for vandalizing a vehicle that was spray painted with a swastika during an incident last year.

August 16, 2021: Man Charged With Killing Girlfriend, Injuring Children in Wrong-Way Crash on the 101 Freeway

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced that a man was charged today for murdering his girlfriend and trying to kill their four children when he allegedly crashed his vehicle into oncoming traffic on the 101 Freeway last week.

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