Los Angeles Police Union Says Criminals Have a Voice with George Gascon, incoming District Attorney
Gascon's plans will do nothing but further victimize Los Angeles residents, especially Black and Hispanic residents who currently make up 70% of violent crime victims.
December 9, 2020
Los Angeles, CA-Today, on his first day in office, newly elected District Attorney George Gascon announced several initiatives and priorities for his tenure as District Attorney. The LAPPL Board of Directors issued this statement in response:
"As homicides, shooting victims, and shots fired into occupied homes soar in Los Angeles, it's disturbing that Gascon's first act in office is to explore every avenue possible to release from jail those responsible for this bloodshed. The new DA talks a good game, but his plans will do nothing but further victimize Los Angeles residents, especially Black and Hispanic residents who currently make up 70% of violent crime victims. These victims and law-abiding residents lost a voice today while criminals and gang members gained an ally in the prosecutor's office. We sincerely hope Gascon realizes quickly that setting L.A. County on the same path he put San Francisco on will be disastrous."
Board of Directors, Los Angeles Police Protective League