|The Los Angeles Metropolitan News Enterprise article detailing City Attorney Carmen Trutanich's|
latest phony award did not include the ambulance-chaser graphic included above.
The award itself is surprising in view of the number of significant narcotics cases prosecuted by Trutanich, which is estimated to be zero. Trutanich does not prosecute serious narcotics cases which are, of course, felonies prosecuted by either the District Attorney or the US Attorney. But a minor detail like that should not stand in the way of adding to the illusion that the former ambulance chaser turned career politician is a tough crime fighter.
Perhaps the CNOA got their awards mixed up and meant to give Trutanich the 'Grandstander of the Year' award? After all, few would deny that Trutanich has formidable record of claiming the credit for prosecutions conducted by other agencies. Apart from the ridiculous claim that Trutanich 'busted' the 38th Street Gang, Trutanich also recently claimed he was 'moving forward' with the prosecution of those responsible for the Bryan Stowe beating at Dodger Stadium.
Those, perhaps, highlight Trutanich's credibility issues. There are, however, no shortage of others including, but not limited to, the lies he told about the origins of 'his' ACE Program, which thankfully remains stalled in City Council, and his claim that there were 'criminal aspects' to the Michael Jackson memorial at AEG's Staples Center.