Questions the Media Should be Asking About Diana Teran - Gascon Must Go
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Questions the Media Should be Asking About Diana Teran

The shocking news that AG Bonta filed 11 felonies against Gascon’s top executive Diana Teran has significant implications for him, the County and the people of LA. Here are some questions the media should be asking:

  • Why did Gascon hire Teran in 2021 when he knew she had been investigated in 2019 for allegedly illegally downloading sheriff’s deputies personnel records?
  • Gascon had campaigned on a pledge to prosecute cops, did he know Teran would be bringing these stolen files with her to the DA’s office? Did he think they might be valuable to his mission?
  • Was Gacon aware that Teran was utilizing these stolen records to update the DA’s Brady and ORWITS databases?
  • There is virtually no chance Gascon was unaware of the AG’s investigation of Teran. Why did he promote her to the No 3 position in the office (in charge of prosecuting law enforcement officers) while she was under criminal investigation?
  • After promoting her, why did he keep Teran in that high-profile and extremely sensitive position when he knew the AG was considering prosecuting her?
  • What smoking gun does the AG have against Teran? Bonta and Gascon are political allies; this case wouldn’t have been filed unless the AG had rock solid evidence.
  • What conversations did Gascon have with Teran about these illegally downloaded deputies’ personnel records, and how she came to possess them?
  • Did he discuss these records with her before he hired her in January 2021? At the time she allegedly loaded them into a DA database in April 2021 (according to the AG complaint)? Before he promoted her in January 2024? After he promoted her?
  • How much will the county have to pay to resolve the lawsuits that each of the 11 deputies will certainly file against the County for stealing their personnel files and improperly using them at the DA’s Office?
  • How many convictions that Teran was involved with may now be reviewed and overturned as a result of her actions?
  • Who is going to review the filing decisions Teran made that went against the recommendations of career DAs in the Justice System Integrity Division? Her lack of judgment and her bias against law enforcement have been exposed.
  • Who is going to pay Teran’s legal bills for this intentional misconduct, knowing her legal fees will easily hit hundreds of thousands of dollars if not millions?