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LA District Attorney Not Consulted in LAPD Officer Shooting Case: Advisor

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón’s office claims it was not consulted by the sheriff’s department before federal charges were filed in the robbery and shooting death of an LA police officer this week. The Los Angeles County sheriff filed federal racketeering charges Jan. 13 in the death of Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Officer Fernando Arroyos instead of what he said would have been lesser charges by the county’s district attorney. “We support the federal authorities taking the case and will be in communication with all the parties involved,” Alex Bastian, special advisor to Gascón, told The Epoch Times. “It was indicated to us that the case was referred to the federal authorities, who filed charges. As such, we did not have an opportunity to review the case.” LA County Sheriff Alex Villanueva said during a press conference that the department spoke with Gascón’s office and the response …

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