Daily News: Sacramento County, L.A. County prosecutors trade criticisms over policies

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Sacramento County, L.A. County prosecutors trade criticisms over policies

Sacramento County’s chief prosecutor has informed Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón that her office will no longer grant him jurisdiction over any crimes that involve Sacramento County because of Gascón’s special directives that have been criticized by victims’ advocates as too soft on crime.

Gascón campaigned on criminal-justice reform, but many were taken aback by the lengths he went to when he announced upon taking office that prosecutors would no longer pursue the death penalty, try juveniles as adults, seek cash bail for misdemeanor and non-serious, non-violent felonies, or add gang and other enhancements to criminal complaints.

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