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Woke LA District Attorney George Gascon sent cops to home of staff prosecutor who blew whistle on his soft-on-crime policies in attempt to intimidate her

Woke LA District Attorney George Gascon sent cops to home of staff prosecutor who blew whistle on his soft-on-crime policies in attempt to intimidate her
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  • Deputy District Attorney Tatiana Chahoian said her boss George Gascón tried to intimidate her with ‘mob tactics’
  • She said two police officers came to her door after she exposed a memo telling prosecutors not to charge for street racing crimes

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A whistleblower from the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office said her progressive boss, George Gascón, sent police officers to her home to intimidate her after she exposed a memo about the prosecution of street racing crimes.

Deputy District Attorney Tatiana Chahoian said two police officers came to her door to deliver a disciplinary letter after she claimed the district attorney is pressuring prosecutors not to press charges for street racing, street takeovers and reckless driving.

The young prosecutor told FOX 11 she fears she could lose her job as retaliation for speaking out about a memo from Gascón that said people arrested for reckless driving should not charged. 

Footage from Chahoain’s Ring doorbell camera showed two plainclothes investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office dropping off a letter reprimanding her for speaking out.

‘I mean, silencing people by threatening them with the police is literally a mafia tactic, and I don’t work for the mob,’ Chahoian said. 

Deputy District Attorney Tatiana Chahoian said two police officers came to her door to deliver a disciplinary letter after she claimed the district attorney is pressuring prosecutors not to press charges for street racing
Footage from Chahoain’s Ring doorbell camera showed two plainclothes investigators with the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office dropping off a letter reprimanding her for speaking out
Chahoain accused progressive District Attorney George Gascón (pictured) of using mafia tactics to intimidate her

‘We don’t live in a third-world country where police are sent to people’s homes to intimidate them into silence.’

She said officers hand delivering the disciplinary letter is abnormal and every other time Gascón sends out important messages it is done via email.

‘It was a three-page letter telling me that I lied, telling me that I violated policies with Gascón’s office and that I didn’t obtain approval before speaking out, as if I don’t have a First Amendment right and essentially telling me to be quiet and meet with my supervisor,’ Chahoian said. 

‘It’s unbelievable that he could retaliate, and I could lose my job that I’ve worked so hard at because I said something my boss didn’t like.’

Gascón’s office said to FOX 11: ‘We cannot comment on specific personnel matters. Saying that, honesty is critically important to any prosecutor’s office.’

‘Addressing false claims made by District Attorney staff or the media is a fundamental responsibility of this office – failure to do so fuels distrust in the important work we do every day, undermining our duty to the public and to justice.’ 

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The policy states that alternatives to criminal convictions should be considered for those accused of street racing, such as avoiding charging for criminal enhancements, which can significantly increase one’s prison sentence, ‘that would turn an otherwise immigration neutral offense into an immigration damaging one.’

Chahoian said she was ‘in a state of shock’ when she received the memo from the district attorney’s office directing prosecutors not to charge for street racing. 

‘Essentially, when we get a case that alleges that people were racing, people were driving recklessly, or people were involved in a street takeover, we would decline those charges, meaning we refuse to prosecute this case, and we would refer it to an office hearing,’ Chahoian said. 

According to Chahoian, suspects would, ‘get a little talking; it’s kind of like going to the principal’s office, and there are no repercussions after.’ 

‘The same conduct that we’re talking about here is the same conduct that results in the death of so many people. It’s like saying if somebody shoots at somebody else, and they’re a bad shot, and they miss, we’re not going to file charges because nothing happened,’ Chahoian said. 

Chahoian spoke out about a memo from Gascón that said people arrested for reckless driving and street racing should not charged

Chahoian said she was ‘in a state of shock’ when she received the memo from the district attorney’s office directing prosecutors not to charge for street racing. She said instead suspects would ‘get a little talking’

Gascón, who is famed for his progressive views, is up for re-election on Tuesday and has almost a dozen challengers who are looking to oust the soft-on-crime district attorney.

He has been accused of letting thousands of cases pile up and driving scores of prosecutors to quit.

Gascón’s ‘woke’ policies have caused public distrust, according to a former LA prosecutor – who said generous plea deals are allowing criminals to get out of jail without serving hard time or crimes are not being prosecuted at all.

Gascón is a former San Francisco police chief won office in Dem-led Los Angeles in November 2020 as part of a wave of progressive prosecutors elected nationwide.

He ran on a criminal justice reform platform after a summer of unrest following the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis.

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Los Angeles is a heavily Democratic city known for its progressive politics, but Gascón has faced criticism from business leaders and prosecutors in his own office for policies that they saw as ineffective to stem rising crime.



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