ADDA Union shafts Trutanich
endorsed Deputy District Attorney Danette Meyers. Previously the ADDA had recommended Trutanich to the LA County Federation AFL-CIO even though Trutanich had lied to them about non-existent police agency endorsements. The ADDA had also given AFL-CIO their 'thumbs-up' to DA candidates Steve Ipsen (who dropped out of the race), Bobby Grace, and Danette Meyers.
Rank and file DDAs were doubtless relieved that the ADDA union finally delivered a slap in the face to Trutanich and in doing so, joined the ever growing number of official organizations who are finding the strength in numbers to say what needs to be said; Trutanich is unfit to be District Attorney.
Previously, there had been considerable criticism of the ADDA's support for Trutanich as a 'pro-labor' candidate. It seems that the ADDA were unaware of the way Trutanich had refused to take the same pay cut that he had imposed on his staff. Whether that fact, or the recent revelations about irregularities in Trutanich's campaign caused their 'about face,' is unclear.
Lacey blasts Trutanich as a 'liar' and a 'cheat.'
Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey gave her supporters cause for cheer when she delivered a withering attack on city prosecutor Carmen Trutanich's horrible record of lying and cheating. Lacey out-raised Trutanich in the last reporting period and has recently become increasingly outspoken about the very credible threat Trutanich represents. "Can you imagine someone so political in charge of the Public Integrity Unit?" she said. "That person would be susceptible to using that unit to go after their enemies." Lacey told the LA Daily News.
Lacey touts PORAC endorsement
Although District Attorney candidate Alan Jackson was first out of the box to announce that he and Lacey had received the joint endorsement of PORAC, the state's largest law enforcement association, Lacey was quick to spread the news to her supporters.
"I am humbled that these law enforcement associations and their members have given me their endorsement. Their endorsement moves our campaign closer to obtaining the opportunity to serve the residents of Los Angeles County as the next District Attorney ." Lacey said. "I thank them for being law enforcement professionals with integrity."
PORAC are understood to have be gravely concerned with the way Trutanich has conducted his campaign with lies, tricks and misrepresentations at every step. The ruling last week by Superior Court Judge Joesph Kalin that Trutanich had intentionally sought to mislead voters, is believed to have given them all the ammunition they needed to take a firm stand against the disgraced politician.