LA District Attorney George Gascón’s ambitious reforms don’t go over well with rank and file prosecutors

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George Gascón at an election night party on March 3, 2020. Photo by Angel De Leon.

Earlier this week, George Gascón took the reins as LA County’s district attorney. He promised major reforms, including ending cash bail, banning prosecutors from seeking enhanced prison sentences, and showing leniency to low-level offenders. But some of his staff, LA County prosecutors, and judges have been defying orders to implement those reforms. 

KCRW Press Play: LA DA George Gascón on cash bail elimination, gang sentencing, and reviewing officers’ use of force

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Guest:
James Queally - covers crime and policing for the LA Times - @JamesQueallyLAT

Host:
Steve Chiotakis

Producers:
Christian Bordal, Jenna Kagel, Angel Carreras