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County Democratic Party endorses Gascón in D.A.’s race

LOS ANGELES — Los Angeles County Democrats have endorsed former San Francisco District Attorney George Gascón over incumbent Jackie Lacey, intensifying what’s expected to be a hard-fought race to determine who will serve as the county’s top prosecutor beyond 2020. Gascón, a former Los Angeles police officer who is seen as one of the most Read More…

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Two face capital murder charges in officer’s death

LOS ANGELES — Two reputed gang members have been charged with capital murder stemming from the shooting of off-duty Los Angeles police Officer Juan Jose Diaz July 27 in Lincoln Heights amid what investigators called a 90-minute crime spree that included a separate attempted murder. Cristian Facundo, 20, of Murrieta, and Francisco Talamantes III, 23, Read More…