Barger Criticizes DA’s Inaction in Tubbs Case

Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger has issued the following statement in response to today’s placement hearing in the Hannah Tubbs case:

“The outcome of the Tubbs case is unsatisfactory. Judge Barrera’s hands were tied today – due to the fact that the DA’s office failed to file a motion to transfer Tubbs to adult criminal court, which is where she rightly belongs. Instead, we’re left with a 26 year-old individual sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility in isolation, separated by sight and sound from the other juveniles.  

To carry out justice, all of the oars in the criminal justice system must be rowing in the same direction. Today, that simply didn’t happen.”

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