ALADS' Statement on Death Penalty Moratorium
Los Angeles, March 13, 2019 – The Board of Directors of the Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) issued the following statement regarding Governor Newsom’s decision to halt the death penalty.
In 2012 and 2016, California voters rejected initiatives to end the death penalty, and in 2016 they approved Proposition 66 to ensure its effective implementation. Governor Newsom’s death penalty moratorium blatantly defies the will of the voters and demonstrates a lack of accountability to the public.  
Each time this issue has arisen legislatively, ALADS has joined organizations like the Association of Deputy District Attorneys for Los Angeles County (ADDA) and others to uphold a robust capital punishment policy. We do not support this sudden suspension stemming from the Governor’s personal sentiments. 
The Association for Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS), is the collective bargaining agent representing more than 7,800 deputy sheriffs and district attorney investigators working in Los Angeles County. For media inquiries, contact .