On Friday, Gaga’s dog aerator Ryan Fischer made the case, now that there is a search for 19-year-old James Jackson.
“While I am deeply concerned about the events that led to his release, I am convinced that law enforcement will rectify the error,” Fischer said in a statement. “I ask Mr Jackson to surrender to the authorities so that the solution to the crime committed against me runs its course, no matter what the courts decide the outcome should be.”
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The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department blames a typo on the error.
According to the LA County District Attorney’s Office, Jackson was released Monday to stand trial. On Tuesday, he was arraigned in a major jury indictment, which meant he was assigned a new case number.
During this transition, he was accidentally released from prison.
DA’s office issued a statement on their Twitter page on Friday afternoon, which reads:
“On Tuesday, April 5, 2022, our office charged Mr. James Howard Jackson with attempted murder, conspiracy to commit a robbery and assault with a semi-automatic firearm. Mr. Jackson was inadvertently released from custody by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.”
“Our office is working with the Sheriff’s Department to ensure Mr. Jackson is returned to custody.”
The LA County Sheriff’s Department also issued a statement Friday that said:
The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department (LASD) is investigating the unintentional release from custody of defendant James Howard Jackson. February 2021. Defendant Jackson participated in the trial at the Clara Shortridge Criminal Justice Center on Tuesday, April 5, 2022 and was released from custody on Wednesday, April 6, 2022 due to a typo. “
“The investigation is continuing and the LASD Major Crimes Bureau is actively working to get Mr. Jackson back in custody.”
The Los Angeles Police Department is working with LASD to recapture Jackson.
“Our detectives were not aware of this,” said Chief Michel Moore. “We learned about his escape, if you will, from this accident, just as others in our community did, and we are working with the sheriff’s department to rectify this by bringing him back and getting him back in custody so he can face these charges. “
Jackson is one of several people charged with the shooting in Hollywood last year. Lady Gaga’s dogs were taken but were returned days later.
The LASD encourages anyone with information about Jackson’s whereabouts to call the LA County Sheriff’s Department at (213) 229-1850. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at (800) 222-8477.
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