将汽车撞向母婴的加利福尼亚青少年在事件发生时正在缓刑

The teenager was previously convicted of felony poisoning after spiking a teenage girl’s drink in 2019 在帕姆代尔高中, 这把她送到了医院.

The 17-year-old was charged with two felony charges of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run and 认罪, but was sentenced to five to seven months in a juvenile probation camp. Prosecutors describe the camp asless than a military school and a little bit tougher than a summer camp.

The hit-and-run took place on Aug. 6, 2021 and the driver was 16 当时.

LOS ANGELES DA GEORGE GASCON WALKS BACK CLAIM ABOUT SHERIFF’S INVOLVEMENT IN HIT-AND-RUN PROSECUTION

Surveillance video recorded the entire Aug. 6, 2021 hit-and-run incident in Venice, 加利福尼亚州.

Surveillance video recorded the entire Aug. 6, 2021 hit-and-run incident in Venice, 加利福尼亚州. (天使)

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office declined to charge the teenager with assault with a deadly weapon or attempted murder, and sources tell Fox News that the decision was made in accordance with Gascon’s policies.

Progressive Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon’s first statement on the incident provided to Fox News Digital said that the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department agreed with the charges and sentencing, but that was later walked back after Los Angeles Sheriff Alex Villanueva called out Gascon.

“幸好, the baby was uninjured, and the mother received a laceration to her elbow,” his office initially told Fox News Digital Friday. “The Sheriff’s Department agreed with the felony charges that were filed. At arraignment, the minor admitted two felony counts of assault by means of force likely to produce great bodily injury and one felony count of hit-and-run. The Probation Department recommended, and the court sentenced the minor to a youth camp for five to seven months, an appropriate resolution.

The statement added that juvenile justice is intended torehabilitate young people.

“在这种情况下, this teen will be held accountable for his actions and receive the needed services to foster positive development to keep him from committing future offenses,” 声明读.

周六, Gascon’s office corrected their initial statement, saying that the sheriff’s office was not involved in the charging decision.

LOS ANGELES DA GASCON’S OFFICE LANDS 5-MONTH PROBATION CAMP SENTENCE FOR TEEN WHO MOWED DOWN MOM AND INFANT

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks at a press conference, 十二月 8, 2021 在洛杉矶. 星期四, Gascon reversed a directive that barred prosecutors from seeking cash bail, according to a memo.

Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascon speaks at a press conference, 十二月 8, 2021 在洛杉矶. 星期四, Gascon reversed a directive that barred prosecutors from seeking cash bail, according to a memo. (Photo by Robyn Beck / 法新社)

Need to correct our statement from yesterday. LASD was not involved in the decision on the felony charge, as they were not the investigating agency in that case,” a spokesperson for the district attorney’s office said.

Villanueva had earlier said that his office was not consulted regarding the charges.

We were never consulted as we were not the investigating agency,” the Los Angeles official wrote on Facebook and Twitter early Saturday. “Sheriff’s investigators would never be OK with the lightweight sentencing in this hit-and-run case. Stop empowering and encouraging criminal behavior. Hold them accountable #VictimsMatter.

Jon Hatami, 洛杉矶副区检察官, told Fox News that it looksvery negligentthat the public is just now learning from Gascon’s office that the teenager was on probation at the time of the hit-and-run.

As a district attorney, you have an obligation to be transparent,” Hatami said.

Hatami also said that it’s possible Gascon didn’t tell the media about the probation on purpose.

Video surveillance caught the incident on camera, which shows the car hitting the mother, who was walking her child in a stroller.

The mother wrote in a victim’s impact report that she thoughtthose were the last moments of our lives.

LOS ANGELES SHERIFF CALLS OUT DA GASCON OVER CLAIM OF SUPPORT FOR ‘LIGHTWEIGHTSENTENCE IN MOM’S HIT-AND-RUN

I thought those were the last moments of our lives; we were dead,” the mother, who asked to be identified only as Rachel, wrote in a victim’s impact statement. “That feeling, along with the memory of a car accelerating directly into us, will haunt me forever.

Rachel also told Fox News that Gascon and his staffare highlighting their incompetence and their complete disregard for victims.

Someone with a criminal record tried to kill me and my son, and George Gascon thinks that five months of camp is a sufficient punishment. Gascon’s office took the time to falsely comment on my case, but has taken no time to ask how we are doing. That’s because he doesn’t care. Gascon and his staff are highlighting their incompetence and their complete disregard for victims,” 她说.

Police sources say that the driver, 谁是 16 当时, initially told police that the mother appeared out of nowhere and hit her on accident with the stolen car.

As the car approached me and my child, I stopped walking and moved the stroller and myself up against a building on the right side of the road to ensure that we gave the reckless driver plenty of room to pass,” Rachel said. “As the car got dangerously close to us, [the juvenile suspect] turned the wheels in our direction and accelerated as he aimed to kill us.

Rachel blasted Gascon for what she feels is an extremely light sentence.

I was also told that his record would be wiped clean when he turns 18,” 她继续. “How on earth can that be? He tried to murder two innocent pedestrians. Murder. And we have video evidence. My child would be dead if I hadn’t been there to protect him.

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