Recently, San Bernardino County District Attorney Jason Anderson and Riverside County District Attorney Michael Hestrin were guests on KABC’s The Blue Line Podcast. The role and expectations of district attorneys has become a topic of discussion in Los Angeles County since its new District Attorney George Gascon has stated he has a mandate of the voters and will no longer pursue the death penalty, try juveniles as adults, seek cash bail for misdemeanor and non-serious, non-violent felonies, or add gang and other enhancements to criminal complaints. His actions have raised concerns among crime victims, law enforcement, and his own staff. The controversy resulted in San Bernardino District Attorney Jason Anderson and Riverside District Attorney Michael Hestrin being invited onto KABC’s “The Blue Line Podcast” to discuss their roles as district attorneys with host Moses Castillo.
The podcast can be listened to here: