BREAKING NEWS – Los Angeles, California – Los Angeles County DA Gascon is disbanding a group of victim advocates and prosecutors in the DA’s office who notify victims and their family members about their assailant’s parole hearings, sources tell Fox News.

The Parole Unit, also known as the “Lifer Unit,” will be disbanded by the end of the year. The move comes after Gascon has banned prosecutors from attending parole hearings. 

“I have spoken to plenty of criminals over the years,” Gascon said in an interview. “Their lives can be very stressful, so I think it’s not fair to add even more stress to dangerous violent criminals, by having prosecutors and their victims show up with unnecessary self-righteous attitudes.”