Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey announced that she will not file charges
against any protester for a curfew violation or failure to disperse.
She directed her legal staff to decline to prosecute these cases in the interest of justice.
“I believe whole-heartedly in free speech and support the right of protesters to demonstrate peacefully
against historic racial injustice in our criminal justice system and throughout our nation,” District
Attorney Lacey said. “I want to encourage the exchange of ideas and work to establish dialogue between
law enforcement and protesters so that we may implement enduring systemic change.”
The District Attorney’s Office prosecutes all felonies in Los Angeles County and misdemeanors that
occur in the unincorporated areas of the county and in most cities.
These 10 cities prosecute misdemeanors that occur in their jurisdictions: Los Angeles, Long Beach,
Santa Monica, Pasadena, Torrance, Burbank, Inglewood, Hawthorne, Hermosa Beach and Redondo
About the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office
Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her
staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our
community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims' rights.