announcing PORAC's endorsement, the Jackson campaign announced eleven more endorsements from police associations.
This from the Jackson campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
John S. Thomas
Alan Jackson for District Attorney
JACKSON RAKES IN MORE
LAW ENFORCEMENT SUPPORT
Leading all candidates for DA in law enforcement support, Jackson announces 11 new endorsements
Los Angeles, April 20th – Today Deputy DA Alan Jackson unveiled even more law enforcement support from police organizations throughout Los Angeles County. This announcement is on the heels of Jackson’s winning the endorsement of the Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC), the first and only major umbrella law enforcement organization to endorse in the District Attorney’s contest. Jackson’s support from law enforcement continues to be unmatched by any other candidate for District Attorney.
Corporal Robert Mercado, President of Pasadena Police Officers’ Association, stated, “Deputy DA Alan Jackson is without a doubt the best choice for District Attorney. His record of working with law enforcement for the betterment of public safety is commendable. We are proud to endorse Jackson to become our next District Attorney.
Jackson’s latest endorsements include:
Los Angeles Airport Police Officers’ Association (LAAPOA)
Baldwin Park Police Officers’ Association
Claremont Police Managers’ Association
Claremont Police Officers’ Association
El Segundo Police Officers’ Association
Glendora Police Officers’ Association
Irwindale Police Officers’ Association
La Verne Police Officers’ Association
Pasadena Police Officers’ Association
Pomona Police Officers’ Association
West Covina Police Officers’ Association
Deputy DA Alan Jackson stated, “I am truly humbled by the tremendous amount of support the law enforcement community has shown me. They understand my singular mission will be to ensure public safety, keep gangs behind bars and give our youth alternatives to a life of crime.”
Jackson has also been endorsed by numerous other local police organizations countywide as well as police chiefs representing more than 100 years of law enforcement experience.
For more information, please visit Alan Jackson’s campaign website at www.VoteAlanJackson.com.
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John & Ken say "Anyone but Trutanich"
District Attorney candidate Danette Meyers joined KFI AM640 during Thursday afternoon's rush hour to blast city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich. Meyers' interview can be heard on KFI's website. We hope to have edited highlights shortly.
Lacey ramps up campaign rhetoric
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey is rumored to have a major fundraiser planned amongst LA's well-heeled Westside as she continues to raise her profile in the DA election race. Lacey's recent remarks concerning the dangers of city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich using the Public Integrity Division and Grand Jury to attack political enemies are said to have resonated with business and community leaders. They have not forgotten the way Trutanich publicly threatened AEG with a 'criminal aspects' investigation into their handling of the Michael Jackson memorial.
A year after publicly accusing AEG of 'criminal aspects' Trutanich quietly abandoned his so-called investigation without explanation.
Curiously, Trutanich then accepted free tickets from AEG for a Lady Gaga concert.
It certainly raises the appearance of impropriety for a city prosecutor to publicity accuse a suspect of 'criminal aspects,' threaten the use of a 'Bureau of Investigations,' issue neither explanation nor apology, and then accept a 'gift.'