News Releases & Advisories

January 8, 2021: Man Charged With Killing Mother, Nephew in Los Angeles

A man has been charged with killing his mother and his 6-year-old nephew last month, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

January 6, 2021: Two Charged with Murder of Youth Home Counselor

Two young adults have been charged with participating in the fatal group beating of David McKnight-Hillman, a counselor at a South Los Angeles children and family services facility, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

January 6, 2021: District Attorney Gascón Issues Statement on Joe Biden’s Historic Nominations to the U.S. Department of Justice

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón today released the following statement in response to President-Elect Joe Biden's announcement of key nominations to the U.S. Department of Justice, including Judge Merrick Garland to serve as U.S. Attorney General.

January 5, 2021: District Attorney George Gascón Issues Statement on Money Bail

District Attorney George Gascón is committed to ending money bail in Los Angeles County. On his first day in office, he directed his deputy district attorneys to stop seeking money bail for misdemeanor, non-violent and non-serious felony offenses. 

December 31, 2020: Patient Charged With Killing Roommate at Antelope Valley Hospital

A Lancaster man admitted into a hospital has been charged with killing another patient at the Antelope Valley Hospital last week, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

December 30, 2020: District Attorney George Gascón Issues Statement on Legal Challenge and Commends Court for Declining to Issue a TRO

From serving as a beat cop with the LAPD to Chief of Police in some of America’s most conservative and progressive cities, I have spent my life ensuring those who pose a threat to our community are held accountable and kept away from the rest of us.

December 30, 2020: Woman Charged with Fatal Hit-and-Run of Two Boys in Westlake Village

A 57-year-old woman has been charged with fatally running over two young boys then fleeing the scene in September, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

December 29, 2020: Whittier Man Charged with Killing Wife

A 41-year-old man has been charged with fatally shooting his estranged wife inside a department store in Whittier on Dec. 22, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced today.

December 18, 2020: District Attorney George Gascón Issues Amended Directive on Sentencing Enhancements

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón announced in a letter to the community today that his office would seek sentencing enhancements in hate crimes, crimes against children and the elderly and other crimes that meet certain criteria.

December 17, 2020: District Attorney George Gascón Launches Crime Victims Advisory Board

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has established the office’s first Crime Victims Advisory Board comprised of members who will advise him on best practices for helping victims of crime become survivors.

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