|Rumors of the rift between DA Steve Cooley and Carmen 'the Clown' Trutanich|
seem validated by the contents of Trutanich's May 11, 2012 letter to AG Kamala Harris
On May 11, 2012, in response to allegations in the LA Times that Trutanich has lied about being surrounded and shot at by gangmembers who 'tried to kill him before trial' at Green Meadows Park in 1985, Trutanich states that the LA Times 'has been investigating facts surrounding an assault on me by a number of gang members at Green Meadows Park. The shooting occurred in 1985 while I was at gang-related murder crime scene, as a Deputy District Attorney, in the Hardcore Gangs Unit. I was fortunate to have survived that day. Were it not for the heroic efforts of former District Attorney Investigator Jim Bell, I would not have.'
Trutanich's letter to AG Kamala Harris seems to leave no doubt whatsoever as to his current enhanced memory giving him the ability to recall the events of 1985 with a degree of clarity that was not apparent when he testified under oath in 2008 and said nothing of an 'assault,' a 'number of gang members,' or 'the shooting,' instead he testified that :
"We were out there taking pictures, Jim and I. And I didn't see much because, you know, next thing I knew - - Jim was the one that was doing - - I was looking at the crime scene. Next thing I knew, Jim was telling me somebody had a gun, and I think they pulled me down."
Perhaps Trutanich was confused between shooting pictures and shooting gangmembers? It's an easy mistake to make when you are, as KABC host Doug McIntyre like to call Trutanich, 'truth challenged.'
Regardless, armed with his enhanced memory powers, Trutanich tells Harris that:
'Los Angeles Times reporter Jack Leonard alerted me to the fact that my personnel file from the District Attorey's Office was missing' he told Ms. Harris.
Trutanich continues 'This personnel file may have included information about security detail assigned to protect my family and me during this time, commendations and other documentation that speaks to my veracity, and the quality of my work as a frontline prosecutor.'
Strangely, Trutanich does not tell Ms. Harris whether his personnel file would have contained any shred of evidence about anything at all happening at Green Meadows Park, which would seem to be the issue. Unless, of course, Trutanich is trying (desperately) to deflect attention from the real issue - that he lied about the shooting, being surrounded, or any number of gangmembers, because IT NEVER HAPPENED.
So instead, Trutanich writes to Harris to 'formally request an investigation into suspicious political activity taking place at the Los Angeles County District Attorney's office,' surrounding his missing file. The implication is clear. He is accusing DA Steve Cooley of being responsible for the loss of the file, an accusation Cooley told the LA Times, was 'slanderous against the DA's office and against me.'
Some might say that it is a little premature for allegations of 'suspicious political activity' at the DA's Office to be made. That wild accusation would only ever have a shred of credibility if a political thug or 'pathological liar' like Trutanich ever became DA. Thankfully, that looks increasingly unlikely now that the latest Trutuanich lie has been exposed.