Fox 11 News carried the press conference live, along with worldwide media coverage. Noticeable by his absence, was City Attorney Carmen Trutanich.
|Los Angeles City Attorney Carmen Trutanich (pictured right sporting a photo-op raid jacket)|
was surprisingly absent from the press conference announcing the plans to end Occupy LA.
Trutanich, who is believed to be about to come clean with his plans to run for District Attorney in violation of his 'Pledge to Serve,' may have chosen to chicken out of the Mayor's press conference to avoid further putting his credibility in issue. Trutanich had previously threatened to jail professional protesters for a year, however, all cases against the Dream Act protesters were dismissed.
With media attention bound to be focused on the way City Hall brings to an end the seven week Occupy LA protest, Trutanich is seemingly faced with a dilemma; how can he maximize media attention for himself, without drawing attention to his record of empty threats and grandstanding?