District Attorney George Gascon’s Aide Faces Felony Charges in Recent Booking


A senior consultant to District Attorney George Gascón of Los Angeles County was detained on state felony charges over the weekend and subsequently released. Diana Teran, the Assistant D.A., faces 11 felony accusations for allegedly improperly accessing and utilizing confidential law enforcement personnel information in 2018 during her tenure with the county’s Sheriff’s Department and misusing that information at the DA’s office three years later.

Teran managed to post a $50,000 bond for her release.

“No one is above the law,” California Attorney General Rob Bonta said in a statement. “Public officials are called to serve the people and the State of California with integrity and honesty. At the California Department of Justice, we will continue to fight for the people of California and hold those who break the law accountable.”

Nathan Hochman, a run-off candidate in the upcoming District Attorney race, calls it “the latest example of Gascón’s demonstrated record of poor judgment and lack of leadership in running the district attorney’s office.”

Since 2018, Teran has been involved in police oversight roles, initially with the L.A. Sheriff’s Department, followed by a consultancy with the Office of Inspector General, and eventually advising on law enforcement accountability for the L.A. County public defender’s office.

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