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Gascon Recall: Nearly 98% Of Los Angeles Prosecutors Voted In Support Of Effort To Oust DA

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More than 9 of 10 Los Angeles prosecutors are supporting an effort to recall District Attorney (DA) George Gascon, according to the Los Angeles Association of Deputy District Attorneys (LAADDA), which released the results of a vote among county prosecutors Tuesday.

The LA County Registrar approved the recall, which is now seeking between 800,000 and 900,000 petition signatures, last year in the midst of the county’s violent crime spike that began in 2020.

“It’s been one year of Gascon’s social experiment,” Eric Siddall, vice president of LAADDA, told Fox News Digital. “I think after that one year, people have had time to evaluate whether this is working or not working. I think most people who actually live in Los Angeles [and] understand what’s going on in Los Angeles, including the political leadership here in LA, feel that this has been a miserable failure.”

Siddall added later on that he was not expecting 97.9% of the 83.3% prosecutors who participated in the vote to support the recall. The vote followed Gascon’s refusal to accept an invitation from prosecutors in his office to defend himself amid the recall effort.

“We asked our members directly whether we should endorse the recall as an organization,” he said. “We decided that because we thought we’d rather not have several members of the board of directors make this call and that it should be a decision that every line prosecutor makes collectively.”

The LAADDA has filed two lawsuits against Gascon, accusing him of violating state law.

“One of the first things he did was create a set of directives — in other words, internal rules that DAs were supposed to follow. Some of those rules directly contradicted California state law,” Siddall … (Read more)

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