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Campaign News - In the News | May 18, 2020

Gasc贸n States Excessive Force Case Needs 鈥楢n Independent Advocate,鈥 Not a 鈥楳ulti-Million Dollar Pawn鈥

LOS ANGELES, CA 鈥 LA District Attorney candidate George Gasc贸n criticized the current DA鈥檚 approach to excessive force cases among officers in the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), especially in regard to an excessive force case in Boyle Heights. He stated, 鈥淎ngelenos need an independent advocate who knows the law and is unafraid to hold […]
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Campaign News - In the News | May 16, 2020

Los Angeles needs a new approach to justice: George Gasc贸n

Outbreaks of coronavirus in jails and prisons are turning lethal for the accused and sheriff鈥檚 deputies alike. The situation is another fatality of mass incarceration, a system of injustice that led us to cram thousands of non-violent offenders into cages. For better or worse, this dynamic will define the arc of criminal justice reform. But […]
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Campaign News | May 12, 2020

JACKIE LACEY SHOWS HER ALLEGIANCE TO BAD COPS IN BROAD AUTHORIZATION OF POLICE USE OF FORCE

LOS ANGELES 鈥撀燭oday, George Gasc贸n released the following statement following District Attorney Jackie Lacey’s statement to the Los Angeles Times that, “many excessive force cases ‘boil down’ to what was going on in the mind of the officer involved as the events were unfolding.” In response, former District Attorney and Assistant Chief of the Los […]
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Campaign News | May 07, 2020

GEORGE GASC脫N CALLS ON DA LACEY TO CHARGE LAPD OFFICER FOR ASSAULT UNDER COLOR OF AUTHORITY

LOS ANGELES 鈥撀燭oday, George Gasc贸n, who taught use of force policy to supervisors, oversaw the LAPDs use of force review process, made decisions related to suspensions and terminations as Chief of Police for two big-city police departments, and prosecuted more than 30 officers as San Francisco District Attorney, released the following statement in response to […]
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Campaign News - In the News | May 06, 2020

Gascon Says Lacey Should Prosecute LAPD Cop In Videotaped Beating

The man seeking to unseat L.A. County District Attorney Jackey Lacey in the November election has called on her to file criminal charges against the LAPD officer who was caught on videotape repeatedly punching a man. Former San Francisco DA George Gascon said the still unidentified officer clearly used excessive force. 鈥淚 have a problem […]
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