Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) Issues Statement on Gov. Newsom’s Death Penalty Moratorium

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

SACRAMENTO – California State Assemblymember Sydney Kamlager-Dove (D-Los Angeles) issued the following statement in support of Governor Gavin Newsom’s signing of an executive order to place an indefinite moratorium on the death penalty in California:

“I applaud Governor Newsom for recognizing that California’s death penalty is a symptom of a violent and broken system, not a solution to it,” said Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove. “Too often, sentencing is subject to racial bias, quality of defense lawyers and error. Eliminating capital punishment will allow the state to invest millions of dollars in programs that prevent violent crime, create safer communities and support those who have been harmed.”

The executive order would give reprieve to all individuals sentenced to the death penalty in California and withdraw the state’s lethal injection protocol. Under the directive, no inmate will be released and no sentence or conviction will be altered.

To schedule an interview with Assemblymember Kamlager-Dove on the governor’s executive action, contact Alina Evans (916) 319-2054.

Assembly District 54 consists of Baldwin Hills, Cheviot Hills, the Crenshaw District, Century City, Culver City, Ladera Heights, Mar Vista, Palms, Rancho Park, Westwood and parts of South Los Angeles and Inglewood.

CONTACT: Alina Evans, (916) 319-2499, Alina.Evans@asm.ca.gov