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SF District Attorney Gascón resigning before election, explores run in LA

Gascón established himself as one of the country’s most progressive district attorneys during his eight years in office. Activist groups have been pushing him for months to run in Los Angeles, where he began his law enforcement career in the city’s Police Department more than four decades ago. Los Angeles County has the largest district attorney’s office and jail system in the country and is viewed as a crucial battleground in the national criminal justice reform movement.

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