CA District Attorneys Support Lawsuit by LA Assoc. of Deputy DAs against District Attorney George Gascón

By Katy Grimes,

District Attorneys expressed ‘grave concern regarding some of the new Los Angeles County District Attorney’s policies’

The California District Attorneys Association announced Tuesday it will file a friend-of-the-court brief later this month supporting the lawsuit recently filed by the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón because of his radical new directives.

The Los Angeles County prosecutors asked the District Attorneys Association (CDAA) to weigh in on Gascón’s recent directives and announcement that he would be getting rid of all crime enhancements, ordering prosecutors not to attend parole hearings, and eliminating cash bail, despite California voters rejecting the elimination of cash bail in the November election.

In many respects, with these new directives, Gascón is telling Deputy District Attorneys to violate the law as well as their duty of professional responsibility.

New sentencing guidelines, issued recently by Gascón on his first day in office, force Los Angeles County prosecutors to read a statement in court that asks for the removal of certain sentencing enhancements, such as possession of a firearm in the commission of a crime, the CDAA explained in their press statement.

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