Councilman Alarcon’s Daughter Will Not Be Prosecuted For Leaving Child at City Hall

LOS ANGELES (KTLA) – Department of Public Works president Andrea Alarcon, daughter of Councilman Richard Alarcon, will not face charges after she left her daughter at City Hall for several hours last month.

Deputy District Attorney Michael Gargiulo said Thursday that the 33-year-old will not be charged because she didn’t leave her child in circumstances that could result in harm or death.

But she is not yet out in the clear, as the case has now been transferred to the city attorney, who can still file charges against Alarcon.

An investigation was launched by the Los Angeles District Attorney’s office after Alarcon’s 11-year-old daughter was found unattended at City Hall around 11:45 p.m. on Nov. 16.

She was taken to a local police station, but Alarcon didn’t show up to collect her for another two hours.

Days later, Alarcon announced that she would take a leave of absence from her $130,000-a-year job and asked the media to respect her family’s privacy “during this difficult time”

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa released a statement on behalf of Alarcon, saying she will seek treatment but did not specify for what.

“In order for me to be the best parent possible, I have decided to seek professional help and treatment,” the statement read, adding that her daughter is her “top priority and nothing could be more important to me than her well-being.”

Alarcon’s mother and father are also involved in a bit of legal trouble, as both are facing perjury and voter fraud charges.

Prosecutors allege the couple didn’t actually live in the Panorama City home located in the district Councilman Alarcon was elected to represent and in fact live in neighboring Sun Valley.

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16 comments

    • Sutter

      So you blanme it on racial characteristics. And, I assume, you deny you're a racist? No neglected children in purely white families, right? Well, maybe they weren't purely Aryan.

    • afreequeen

      Not surprized by this family affair, which includes Villianregosa, that automatically means dishonesty is involved. It is just their culture, that is how they roll.

      • TIMETOCHANGE

        A cultural of dishonesty and you look places other than your own ancestry? I tell you the truth, you people are constantly showing that you think nothing is ever done wrong by you and yours.

  • John

    How was the political oppression over DA to not press charges?….If she would be Maria Floes..then go ahead put in jail…..How corrupted is LA now?

  • maggie

    I feel sorry for the little girl. What a role model…a drunken worthless cheap…lousy mother..and of course if the mayor is her special friend she get's away with endangering her child…they should take her child away and place her with someone who would love the poor little girl…her mom is a looser…loser….

  • One man one voice

    If they had prosecuted her, she would have spilled the beans on the rest of them. If I or any other average man had done this, we would have been thrown the book at to "make an example of."
    One crook protecting another, amazing. I don't truly understand how these people sleep at night.

  • retiredemployee

    The members of the Board of Public Works are appointed by the Mayor, I think with approval by the City Council. they are also eligible for retirement benefits after an appropriate amount of city service. It is good that Ms. Alarcon's situation was revealed before her daughter got into perhaps far more dangerous circumstances. Hopefully, the entire family will get the help they all obviously need to correct their problems. The City of Los Angeles needs a NEW MAYOR SOON.

  • PHILLIP

    Councilman Alarcon’s Daughter Will Not Be Prosecuted For Leaving Child at City Hall
    THIS IS SOME BULL SHIT JUST BECAUSE HER DADDY IS ALARCON THAT'S Y SHE NOT BEING PROSECUTED.SO THAT MIENS THAT I CAN LEAVE MY KID AT MY JOB AND GO GET DRUNK AND GET A WAY WITH IT. YOU DAM WILL I WILL NOT GET AWAY WITH IT MY KID WILL BE TAKEN AWAY FROM ME AND PUT IN FASTER CARE.
    SO WHO THINKS SHE SHOULD BE PROSECTED