Rejected Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon made a destructive decision when he released a suspected gang member from jail and a murderer.
According to court documents, in March of 2015, Andrew Cahcu was 17 years old when he helped murder 41-year-old Louis Amela in Palmdale, California, during a robbery. Cachu was sentenced to a 50-year prison sentence, beginning in juvenile detention, according to Fox News Digital.
The murderer was released in November 2021-after serving just six years-following Deputy District Attorney Alissa Blair, a close Gascon ally, declining to present evidence at a hearing to decide whether Cachu should remain in custody after turning 25, since he would be out of the juvenile detention facility where he was being held,
Jonathan Hatami is a child abuse lawyer and advocate for child victims/survivors. He posted a Twitter thread with details of the release:
Nov 2021-George’s handpicked team refused to present any evidence at Cachu’s transfer hearing, ignored the victim’s family while communicating with & helping the juvenile murderer & offered Cachu no rehabilitation services at all. George claimed that this was progress and a step towards reform. (1/2)
— jonathanhatami (@jonathanhatami) July 22, 2022
On Wednesday night, Chacu was again arrested by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department after he was involved in a chase. Lieutenant L. Arnold stated that officers were responding to a call about a driver blocking the road due to a vehicle blocking traffic. They came upon Cachu who appeared to be asleep. He was also carrying a gun. Arnold said that he was
“He came to and a pursuit happened, a vehicle pursuit … He crashed the car, foot pursuit, deputies detained him.”
Deputies claim that the killer abandoned the gun during chase. LASD was recovered. Arnold added, “[H]e was obviously under the influence,” adding that police found “many drugs” in the vehicle.
Kathy Cady is a California attorney representing Amela and her family. Fox News Digital:
“He never should have been out on the streets … The only reason he was out on the streets is because of Gascon’s policies and his handpicked surrogate, Alisa Blair, refused to put up any evidence … at the hearing.”
Gascon “condamned Cachu’s latest crime,” saying:
“We are disappointed to learn that Mr. Cachu has not availed himself of the support that he so clearly needs, grateful that no physical harm came to anyone, and are committed to holding him accountable as an adult in this case.”
However, Gascon said that Thursday’s decision to release Cachu was justified by:
“As California law requires, our office reviewed Mr. Cachu’s original case, where he had been sentenced as an adult despite committing the crime as a minor, … Based upon the facts of the case and the individual characteristics of Mr. Cachu we determined that we would not likely prevail in a transfer hearing because we could not prove that he would not have benefited from juvenile resources at the time of the original offense – again, as the law requires.”
Cady retorted at Gascon by claiming that the statement was “riddled in falsehoods .”
“He’s either badly wrong, being misled or ignorant. I’m not sure which one it is… but he is just plain wrong. He is lying. And when you have people who have done very, very dangerous things that have negatively impacted the community, they should not be released after short prison sentences.”
This is outrageous. People are tired of Gascon’s soft-on crime and pro-crime attitude. Gascon has caused harm to many families and residents of Los Angeles County. He should be prosecuted. He should not be recalled in November. Instead, he must be charged for the damage his policies caused.