KCRW speaks with incumbent LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey, as well as her opponent George Gascón, who used to be district attorney in San Francisco.
“The law is such that police officers are able to use deadly force if they feel their life is in danger or if someone else’s life is in danger. And that’s why you have very few of these prosecutions,” says Lacey.
“I believe it is very important that we begin to move funding away from public safety agencies to start funding public health and social services. But that is not to say that we’re going to eliminate one to replace it with the other,” says Gascón.