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Deputy DA Files Lawsuit Against Gascón
Wednesday, Sep 8, 2021

A Santa Clarita Valley-based deputy district attorney announced Tuesday he has filed a defamation lawsuit against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, alleging his boss has called him derogatory names that negatively impacted him both professionally and personally. Deputy District...

City Council Unanimously Adopts Resolution Affirming Vote of No Confidence in Gascón
Tuesday, Apr 6, 2021

At its regular meeting on Tuesday, March 9, 2021, the Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously to adopt Resolution No. 21-7, expressing concern in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s Special Directives 20-06, 20-07 and 20-08, and affirming a vote of no confidence in Gascón. “Our...

City Council Unanimously Approves No Confidence Vote in L.A County DA
Wednesday, Mar 10, 2021

The Santa Clarita City Council voted unanimously on Tuesday to approve a vote of no confidence in District Attorney George Gascón, citing recent policy changes from the D.A.’s office as having a detrimental impact on public safety. Although the City Council cited nine special directives and two...

Deputy DA Files Lawsuit Against Gascón Alleging Defamation, Racial Discrimination
Thursday, Feb 11, 2021

A Los Angeles County deputy district attorney filed a defamation and racial discrimination lawsuit against his boss, District Attorney George Gascón, in response to comments made by the elected official in television interviews. Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami, a Santa Clarita resident, alleged...

Gascón Sworn Into Office; Announces Sweeping Criminal Justice Reforms
Tuesday, Dec 8, 2020

By Nathan Solis LOS ANGELES (CN) — On his first day on the job as Los Angeles County’s top prosecutor, George Gascón says the district attorney’s office will no longer ask for cash bail for nonviolent felony charges, seek the death penalty or charge children as adults. Gascón, the former San...

L.A. County DA Debate: Police Reform Takes Center Stage with Lacey, Gascón
Monday, Oct 5, 2020

Candidates in the race for Los Angeles County District Attorney offered two different visions of the nation’s largest prosecutor’s office in a virtual DA debate on Saturday. Focus on the race has increased in recent months amidst national calls for police reform during the recent Black Lives Matter...

Residents Warned of 2020 Census Scam
Friday, Sep 25, 2020

The 2020 census is underway and it is your civic duty to participate, but beware of scammers using this opportunity to steal your personal information. In the Census Scam, con artists send emails claiming to be United States Census Bureau representatives and ask for information such as your Social Security...

Husband of L.A. County DA Charged for Pulling Gun on Protesters
Wednesday, Aug 5, 2020

The husband of Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey faces misdemeanor charges stemming from an incident in which he pulled a handgun on Black Lives Matter activists who rallied outside his home seeking a meeting with the DA. The incident took place a day before the heated March 3 primary...

Canyon Country Man Pleads No Contest to Shooting, Killing Own Dog
Friday, Jul 10, 2020

A Canyon Country man accused of shooting and killing his dog in 2019 submitted a formal plea on Monday in order to avoid six years in prison for shooting and killing his own dog. Christopher Nard, 57, pleaded no contest to one felony count of cruelty to an animal and admitted to a personal use of a gun...

Lacey Releases Report on Santa Anita Horse Deaths
Tuesday, Dec 24, 2019

Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey recently issued a 17-page report on the deaths of horses at Santa Anita Park with more than two dozen recommendations on how to improve safety at all California racetracks. The report found no criminal wrongdoing at Santa Anita Park. “Horse racing...

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