Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has said he’s cutting ties with the California District Attorneys Association because all of its board members are white.
“The absence of a single person of color on CDAA’s 17-member board is blinding,” Gascón wrote in a letter Tuesday to CDAA president Vern Pierson. “This is the leadership that sets the direction for an organization of elected prosecutors, all of whom disproportionately prosecute communities of color at a time when the nation is facing a reckoning over systemic racism, and in a state with a plurality of minorities no less.”
Pierson, who is also the El Dorado County District Attorney, shot back at Gascón in a statement to Fox News.
“Mr. Gascón cannot resign because he has not been a member of CDAA since October 2019 when he quit his job as DA of San Francisco,” Pierson said,