The responses Trutanich hand-delivered to the ADDA questionnaire were obtained by the Dragnet without Trutanich's knowledge. He probably did not think that anyone would bother to check the information to see if he was telling the truth, but when the LA Times received a copy, they were quick to do some fact-checking.
|Trutanich listed 'key' endorsers who had not endorsed him, |
together with a non-existent organization in response to the ADDA
The likelihood is that those police agencies who had been 'on the fence' about endorsing Trutanich will take the safe option of declining to endorse, rather than be tainted by association with the apparent dishonesty of the City Attorney's false claims.
One police officer who spoke to the Dragnet on condition of anonymity said "It's tough for a police officer, if you make a mistake on a police report the public defenders bring it up in every case and make you look like a liar." he said "I don't want to be associated with Trutanich after this. I hope my union endorses anyone else, or nobody at all. This is bad for law enforcement."
Interestingly, when Trutanich's cases against the Occupy LA protesters recently collapsed, Trutanich immediately blamed LAPD for 'paperwork errors.' In trying to explain away the endorsement lies, Trutanich has blamed an unnamed volunteer campaign worker for making mistakes in the questionnaire responses.
Readers will note that while Trutanich is never hesitant to take the credit for the achievements of others, he always tries to shift the blame of his mistakes, misrepresentations and misdeeds to others.