Trutanich's lies about the Green Meadows Park assassination attempt were first revealed by LA Times reporter Jack Leonard who was unable to find any evidence that Trutanich had been surrounded and shot at by gangmembers.
Trutanich's response to the accusation that he had made the whole thing up was to claim that his personnel file documenting his brief career at the DA's office in the 1980's would corroborate his heroism. Trutanich then claimed that he was 'shocked' to be told by the LA Times that his personnel file was missing.
Compounding one lie with yet another, Trutanich then wrote to Attorney General Kamala Harris demanding an investigation and accusing DA Steve Cooley of 'suspicious political activity,' implying that Cooley had caused his personnel file to go missing.
When the LA Times revealed that Trutanich had paid an estimated $10,000 to VR Research to perform a full background check on himself in 2008 which reported on his missing personnel file, and therefore was lying when he claimed to have been 'shocked' at the recent discovery, Kamala Harris promptly announced there would be no investigation.
|Trutanich paid for a background search on himself in preparation for his|
City Attorney campaign, and knew his personnel file was missing long before the LA Times story
Thankfully, Trutanich's lies have not and will not be quickly nor conveniently forgotten. As Larry Elder told Jeff Michael, 'No one should run for higher office if they're going to make stuff up - you get found out!'
Trutanich has been found out, and his attempts to hide from the media will do him no good. You can run for DA Mr. Trutanich, but you cannot hide from your record. You are a liar, and thanks to your campaign strategy, a lot more voters know that now.