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Los Angeles DA Gascón promotes former public defender who called LAPD 'barbarians' and an 'occupying army'


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Gascón announced the promotion on Friday
Bill Melugin , Michael Ruiz , Adam Sabes Fox News
December 15, 2023

Los Angeles District Attorney George Gascón has promoted a former public defender to his chief of staff who has called the Los Angeles Police Department "barbarians."

Tiffiny Blacknell, who has served in the district attorney's office as a grade 4 prosecutor, special advisor, and chief of communications, was promoted to be Gascón's chief of staff on Friday, multiple sources tell Fox News. Her new role will begin Jan. 16.

During the protests following George Floyd's death, Blacknell made a post on X referring to the Los Angeles Police Department as "barbarians," and "an occupying army," and used the "#DefundPolice" hashtag.

In a previous post on X, she also said that "prison is obsolete," calling on Americans to "reimagine America without it."

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