Metropolitan News-Enterprise: Gascón Draws Judges’ Wrath Over Latest ‘Special Directive’

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón has ordered deputies in his office to report any judge who will not go along with his no-enhancements policy, evoking cries by judges that he is defying the need for judicial independence and misconstruing applicable statutes.

In a directive issued late Tuesday, Gascón provided a script for deputies to use in moving to withdraw enhancements that were alleged under the prior district attorney, Jackie Lacey (defeated by Gascón in the Nov. 3 election), and to tattle on any judge who neither grants the motion nor permits an amending of the information or indictment.

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