District Attorney Candidate Debate — A Voter Game Plan Event
This race has attracted national attention, because it's the latest—and largest—battleground in a national push to get reformists elected as district attorneys.
Incumbent Jackie Lacey is L.A.'s first African-American D.A., but she is being challenged by former San Francisco D.A. and Police Chief George Gascón. (He's also a former LAPD assistant chief.) Lacey is under attack from Black Lives Matter activists for not prosecuting more cops, but was Gascón's record any better in San Francisco?
Watch the archive video above to find out more about the candidates and their plans to enact meaningful reform in the criminal justice system. KPCC/LAist Public Safety Correspondent Frank Stoltze and L.A. Times Criminal Justice Reporter James Queally moderated the debate.
This event is presented in partnership with L.A. Times.