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L.A. County DA Gascón Hires Cop Hating Public Defender as High-Ranking Prosecutor

The Los Angeles Police Protective League issued a statement on the hiring that reads in part: "Once again, Gascón is thumbing his nose at crime victims by hiring someone who wants to abolish prisons, defund public safety, and who has expressed outright hatred toward police officers. ...do we really need criminal defense attorneys on both sides of the aisle?"

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Judge Says L.A. County DA Gascón Can't End 3-Strike Enhancements

The union sued Gascón in late December, alleging some of his policies restricting the use of sentencing enhancements, such as those used against cop killers, violated state law and put line prosecutors in an ethical bind.

L.A. Prosecutors Try to Drop Special Enhancements for Accused Cop Killers, Judges Reject Requests

Superior Court Judge Hayden Zacky ruled that it was “not in the interest of justice'' to dismiss the special circumstance allegations of murder of a peace officer in the performance of his duties and murder to avoid or prevent a lawful arrest, along with gun allegations, against Kenneth Earl Gay, now 63, in connection with the June 2, 1983, slaying of Officer Paul Verna.

Kenosha Officers Will Not be Charged Over Jacob Blake Shooting, City Braces for Unrest

District Attorney Michael Graveley said Officer Rusten Sheskey was justified in his use of deadly force. The other officers at the scene also will not be charged.

Editorial: Elections Have Consequences

People keep voting for anti-police city, and county leaders and they are soon going to suffer for it.

New L.A. County DA Ends Cash Bail for Most Suspects

Gascón also said his office would reevaluate and potentially resentence defendants who had been convicted with enhancements or California’s three-strike law, which requires a state prison term of 25 years to life. Gascón estimated such a move could affect at least 20,000 cases.

California DA Reopens 2009 BART Shooting, Going After Second Officer

The Alameda County (CA) District Attorney announced Monday she has agreed to reopen the investigation into the 2009 shooting death of Oscar Grant following demands from the family to charge a former BART officer who was there when Grant was killed more than a decade ago.

Oregon Troopers Federally Deputized for Portland Protest Response

State police say they’re working with the U.S. Attorney’s Office to review arrests made by troopers assigned to Portland for potential federal prosecution. The troopers assigned to Portland have been cross-deputized by the U.S. Marshals.

Georgia DA That Charged Officers Over Rayshard Brooks Shooting Loses Runoff

Fulton County DA Paul Howard lost to Fani Willis who secured more than 73% of the vote.

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Portland's DA Declines to Prosecute Most Arrested Protesters

Prosecutors will scrutinize the cases of protesters accused of resisting arrest or assaulting a public safety officer and consider “the chaos of a protesting environment, especially after tear gas or other less-lethal munitions have been deployed against community members en masse,” the district attorney’s office said in a news release.