Report: Los Angeles D.A.'s Chief of Staff Threatened Police Officer

Report: Los Angeles D.A.'s Chief of Staff Threatened Police Officer

Joseph Iniguez, the chief of staff for Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, allegedly threatened to place a policeman on a list of dishonest officers after the staffer’s fiancée was stopped Dec. 11 for an illegal U-turn in her Tesla.

The UK Daily Mail reports:

Iniguez, according to a prosecutor, called the officer a ‘f—up’ and said he’d ‘put him in the Brady system,’ the outlet reported.

The Brady list, established by a 1963 Supreme Court ruling, adds officers who have a record of knowingly lying in a professional capacity to said list.

If an officer gets put on a list, prosecutors must notify defendants and their attorneys if they are on the Brady list. It is often used to attack an officer’s credibility in court.

Police arrested Iniguez for being under the influence and put him in jail, where he was released four hours later.

Iniguez then filed a complaint against the officer, and the Azusa Police Officers Association, the local police union, backed the officer. But police management criticized the union, apparently siding with Gascón’s chief of staff against his officer, the Daily Mail noted..

Gascón, who also served as district attorney of San Francisco during that city’s recent decline, defeated incumbent Jackie Lacey, the first black woman to hold the post, last year with the help of millions of dollars from left-wing donor George Soros.

Since then, Gascón has implemented radical criminal justice reforms that have antagonized prosecutors, police, and the public. An effort to recall him earlier this year failed for lack of sufficient signatures, but a second effort is under way.

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