LOS ANGELES – A Los Angeles judge issued a preliminary injunction on Monday against Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, stating that he “cannot order his prosecutors to ignore laws that protect the public from repeat offenders.”
Judge James Chalfant’s injunction will restrict Gascón from refusing to prosecute California’s three strikes law and will restrict him from dismissing special circumstance allegations without legal grounds.
“The District Attorney’s disregard of the Three Strikes law ‘plead and prove’ requirement is unlawful, as is requiring deputy DA’s to seek dismissal of pending sentencing enhancements without a lawful basis,” the ruling reads.
BREAKING: Judge James Chalfant has issued a preliminary injunction against Los Angeles D.A. George Gascon that will restrict him from refusing to prosecute CA's three strikes law and will restrict him from dismissing special circumstance allegations without legal grounds. @FOXLA— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) February 8, 2021