George Gascon, the far-left district attorney of Los Angeles, California, is now walking back one of the claims that he made about the lenient sentencing given to the teenager convicted of hitting his mother and her 8-month-old son with a car, Fox News reports.
In case you missed it, the hit and run occurred on Aug. 6, 2021. The mother was walking down the street with her baby in a stroller when the 16-year-old hit them both head-on with a car. Fortunately, no one was seriously injured.
Subsequently, the suspect pled guilty to two felony charges of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run.
Yet, his punishment was a mere slap on the wrist: five to seven months in a juvenile probation camp.
People were rightly outraged when the sentencing went public. Many put the blame on Gascon, which is when Gascon responded with a statement claiming that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department agreed to both the charges and the sentencing.
Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva, however, revealed the truth. “We were never consulted as we were not the investigating agency,” Villanueva said.
This is what led Gascon to take back his initial statement.
“Need to correct our statement from yesterday,” Gascon’s office wrote. “LASD was not involved in the decision on the felony charge, as they were not the investigating agency in that case.”
This amounts to Gascon admitting that he tried to place the blame for the teen’s lenient sentencing on someone else when he and his office is really to blame. In other words, he lied in order to try to take the blame off of himself. What else would you expect from Gascon?