At this week’s Board meeting (3/9/22), the PPOA Board of Directors committed to joining the campaign to recall LA County District Attorney George Gascón. Following a presentation by a principal of the campaign at the Board meeting on Wednesday, PPOA joined a rapidly growing list of organizations and law enforcement associations who support the recall, including the Association of Deputy District Attorneys, the LA Police Protective League, ALADS and more.
WHY THE RECALL IS CRUCIAL
Crime is skyrocketing in Los Angeles County due to Gascón’s soft-on-crime approach. His “special directives” and policy changes include no longer seeking death sentences and abandoning sentencing enhancements. This reckless social experiment to overhaul the County’s criminal justice system has even drawn fire and legal challenges from Gascón’s own prosecutors.
Enough is enough — residents and public safety employees need and deserve a prosecutor who enforces the laws, protects the public and honors victims’ rights.
The bi-partisan recall effort is led by co-chairs Tania Owen (retired LASD Deputy and wife of fallen SGT Steve Owen), Desiree Andrade (mother of Julian Andrade, whose killers face drastically reduced sentences due to Gascón’s policies) former LA County DA Steve Cooley, former Deputy DA Sam Dordulian, former Deputy DA Kathy Cady, and former LA City Councilman Dennis Zine. In addition, more than 30 cities in LA County have issued votes of “no confidence” in Gascón.
HOW YOU CAN HELP RIGHT NOW
If you are registered to vote in Los Angeles County, PPOA strongly encourages you to sign the petition today to recall Gascón. To do so, please visit: https://www.recalldageorgegascon.com/