L.A. D.A. Gascón Blamed After 2 Cops Killed by Gunman on Parole

Fox affiliate KTTV-11 reported Tuesday that Los Angeles County’s pro-criminal District Attorney George Gascón is being blamed for the murder of two local police officers Tuesday night by a convict who was free after a lenient plea bargain, and who allegedly violated parole by carrying a gun.

The El Monte Police Department responded to a call of a possible stabbing at a motel Monday evening. A gunman opened fire on the responding officers upon their arrival. Two of the officers – Corporal Michael Paredes and Officer Joseph Santana – were hit and later pronounced dead at the hospital.

The gunman has since been identified as 35-year-old Justin Flores, who was on probation for a previous conviction for unlawful possession of a firearm by a felon, after receiving the “bare minimum” sentence under a plea deal with Gascón.

Gascón issued a statement offering “heartfelt condolences” after the murders, but critics were outraged and rightfully blamed him for the deaths.