Bill Melugin, FOX 11 Los Angeles

Bill Melugin

FOX 11 Los Angeles

Los Angeles, CA, United States

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Past articles by Bill:

Pico Rivera becomes 3rd city to approve vote of no confidence in Gascón's reforms

The City of Pico Rivera approved a 3-2 vote of no confidence in Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón's special directives Tuesday evening. → Read More

Gascón to disband LA County DA Hardcore Gangs unit

Two weeks after FOX 11 reported on major changes possibly coming to the way Los Angeles prosecutes gang-related crimes, sources confirm to Bill Melugin that George Gascón will downsize the County DA Office's Hardcore Gang unit. → Read More

Gascón stops effort to prosecute juvenile gang murderer as adult; victim’s family outraged

The sister of a man who was shot and killed by a juvenile gang member is outraged after the motion to have him prosecuted as an adult was withdrawn by District Attorney George Gascón as part of his new reforms, despite the fact that the murderer has continued to post his allegiance to his gang on social media while in custody. → Read More

Prosecutor accuses Gascón of retaliation, unethical behavior for dropping felony case against protesters

A veteran prosecutor of the L.A. County District Attorney’s Office is accusing D.A. George Gascón of retaliation and playing politics after he says he was reprimanded and punitively transferred for questioning Gascon’s order to drop a case against three anti-police protesters who were charged with attempting to wreck a train. → Read More

Gascón planning to dissolve or severely downsize LA County DA Hardcore Gang unit, sources say

Major changes could soon be coming to the way Los Angeles prosecutes crimes involving gangs. → Read More

Man terrorizes East Hollywood landlord for months, recently breaking into her home through ceiling with knife

A landlord in East Hollywood tells FOX 11 for the past eight months, she has been terrorized by one of her own tenants who has harassed her repeatedly and attacked her. → Read More

Prison inmate threatens to attack guard in LA County to fall under Gascón’s jurisdiction for resentencing

An inmate serving a life sentence at a California state prison called George Gascón’s office and left a voicemail, alerting them that he plans to attack a prison guard in hopes of benefiting from Gascón’s policies. → Read More

Recall Newsom on ballot? Campaign to make announcement on Friday

Organizers of the campaign to recall Gov. Gavin Newsom say they anticipate gathering enough signatures to get the recall on the ballot any day now. → Read More

LA Sheriff calls superspreader task force a success after 24 party raids, over 3,000 people detained

The task force recovered more than a dozen guns and also rescued a juvenile human trafficking victim. → Read More

Special circumstance charges dropped against accused gang member and double murderer under Gascón reforms

A Mexican Mafia gang member who is accused of double murder is getting special charges dropped against him as part of DA George Gascón's policy changes. → Read More

LASD breaks up superspreader event thrown by AirBnb guest

Another weekend, another large underground party broken up by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department's superspreader task force. → Read More

Prosecutors barred from attending serial child rapist’s parole hearing under Gascon reforms

Ruben Beltran, a convicted pedophile, has been imprisoned since May 2004, serving a sentence of 15 to life. → Read More

Law enforcement officials urge Angelenos to report suspicious activity ahead of Inauguration Day 2021

Law enforcement officials urged the public on Tuesday to be on alert and report any suspicious activity ahead of Inauguration Day. → Read More

LASD's superspreader task force breaks up multiple stripper parties

High heels were left in a hurry, a bra was tossed on the floor and deputies recovered a list for bottle service. → Read More

Under new DA, alleged child decapitator, deputy ambusher would be eligible for parole in 20 years

Under reforms from new Los Angeles County District Attorney George Gascón, the suspects in two cases involving the decapitation of two kids, and the shooting ambush of two deputies, will both be eligible for parole after serving 20 years in prison, if convicted. → Read More

Federal inmates being vaccinated at 31 federal facilities across the country, including Los Angeles

The Federal Bureau of Prisons has started vaccinating federal inmates at more than thirty federal facilities across the country, including several in the Los Angeles area that suffered COVID-19 outbreaks during the pandemic. → Read More

Judge denies motion to drop special charges against accused cop killer in rebuke to Gascón directive

In a rebuke to DA George Gascón’s new directives, a judge on Monday refused to drop all special charges against an accused cop killer charged in the execution-style killing of an off-duty LA County Sheriff’s deputy, and the murder of an innocent skateboarder. → Read More

EMT who tried to save man who died of COVID-19 on flight says health officials didn't contact him for 10 days

An off-duty EMT who tried to save a man who died of COVID-19 on a flight bound for LAX says health officials never spoke to him directly about the incident, even though he started feeling sick after the flight. → Read More

Gascón adviser accused of offering 'sweetheart' deal to gang murder suspect behind back of prosecutor

A special adviser to L.A. District Attorney George Gascón is being accused of going behind the backs of the prosecutor and victim family in a gang murder case to offer a secret “sweetheart” plea deal to the defendant in the case via his public defender, who serves of Gascón’s public policy committee. → Read More

Human trafficking, prostitution surging on streets of South LA during COVID-19 shutdowns

As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 restrictions forcing the closures of strip clubs and other adult entertainment industries, the Los Angeles Police Department tells FOX 11 that human trafficking and prostitution have exploded on the streets of South LA, and they brought FOX 11 along to show us how bad the problem has become. → Read More