Gil Garcetti Biography
(Former District Attorney of LA County.)
Birthday: August 5, 1941 (Leo)
Born In: Los Angeles, California, United States
Gil Garcetti is an American statesman who started his professional career as a trial prosecutor and went on to become the district attorney of LA County. Gil was in the public eye and garnered a lot of media attention when the Los Angeles Superior County Court presided over the dual-murder trial hearing of O.J. Simpson—an ex-NLF player. His office had to face huge flak and condemnation from the public and the media for announcing a “not-guilty” verdict against O.J. Simpson instead of awarding a severe sentence. He was nevertheless reelected as chief deputy district attorney, the setback and controversies notwithstanding. Following his retirement from the district attorney office of LA County, he served at the ‘Los Angeles City Ethics Commission’ for five years. Garcetti is also well-known for his philanthropic efforts, having created a charity for funding the education of Afro-American and Latino students. He is also an accomplished photographer and has exploited his photographic skills for promoting philanthropic causes. His poignant snapshots of West African landscapes that captured the water crisis in graphic detail, stirred a non-profit-organisation into making efforts for boring wells in the 18 countries comprising West Africa. His photographs have been displayed in several exhibitions, and he has penned a total of 7 books on photography.