While we wait for the Registrar to verify the 715,833 signatures we submitted, George Gascon’s Los Angeles continues to slide into disorder. On Tuesday, Andrew Cachu, a convicted murderer who George Gascon released from prison decades early, was arrested on gun and DUI charges after leading police on a chase. In 2015, Cachu, 17 at the time, executed 41-year-old Louis Amela outside a restaurant in Palmdale while robbing him. Cachu was charged as an adult, convicted, and sentenced to 50 years to life. Last year, Cachu asked for a new sentence. Gascon and his handpicked deputy Alisa Blair could have requested to keep Cachu in prison. They declined to do so, ultimately resulting in his release. What happened Tuesday was preventable and predictable. Releasing a murderer after only 5 years is dangerous, reckless, and disqualifying. It’s a miracle no bystanders or police were harmed.
Last week, it was revealed that Gascon’s office is dissolving the “Lifer Unit” — prosecutors and victim advocates who notify victims of crime and their families when their assailant is up for a parole hearing. George Gascon puts violent criminals on the streets and keeps victims in the dark. He has got to go. And if the Registrar qualifies our recall, he will, in a landslide.
PAID FOR BY THE COMMITTEE TO SUPPORT THE RECALL OF DISTRICT ATTORNEY GEORGE GASCON
Committee Major Funding from: Geoff Palmer Gerald J. Marcil Ioaban LLC and affiliated entities