(Los Angeles)  On Monday, December 7, 2002, George Gascón was sworn in as the 43rd District Attorney of Los Angeles County.  He immediately outlined his plans for promised criminal justice reforms.

In a twitter message he stated: “Today we will usher in a new era of criminal justice, and transform the largest criminal justice jurisdiction in America”.

DA Gascón began his law enforcement career over 40 years ago.  He served on the Los Angeles Police Department and retired as its Assistant Chief.  He later served as the Chief of Police in Mesa, AZ and as Chief of Police in San Francisco, CA.

In 2011, after Kamala Harris was elected California Attorney General, Governor Newson appointed Gascón to the position of San Francisco District Attorney.  Gascón, during his time with the Los Angeles Police Department, earned his JD degree from Western State College of Law in 1996.

Gascón was born in Havana, Cuba and in 1967 his family immigrated to the United States and settled in the Los Angeles County area.

DA Gascón has been a long time supporter of HAPCOA and we wish him well.