Gascón faces fiery attacks at LA County District Attorney debate

Thursday night’s Los Angeles County District Attorney debate, while ostensibly an opportunity for candidates to present their platform, quickly became a competition to land the sharpest jab at current D.A. George Gascón .

Nine of the 11 challengers running for office attended the debate and held no punches while expressing their dissatisfaction with the incumbent, whose progressive criminal justice reform policies have made him a polarizing figure in L.A. County politics.

The incumbent faced attacks on everything from his leadership style, to his refusal to prosecute certain misdemeanors, his elimination of cash bail for many crimes, his defense of Prop. 47 and his relationship with law enforcement.