This from the Smith campaign:
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
CONTACT: John S. Thomas
Greg Smith for City Attorney 2013
CALIFORNIA CORRECTIONAL PEACE OFFICERS ASSOC
ENDORSES GREG SMITH FOR CITY ATTORNEY
Los Angeles, February 5th – Today California Correctional Peace Officers Association (CCPOA) endorsed Greg Smith for Los Angeles City Attorney. CCPOA represents more than 30,000 correctional officers serving in adult and youth facilities statewide, as well as parole agents. Greg Smith’s support from law enforcement continues to grow in the race for City Attorney.
Lt. Charles Hughes, a local CCPOA Chapter President, stated, "Greg Smith has a proven record of fighting discrimination and corruption on behalf of law enforcement and the residents of Los Angeles. Carmen Trutanich has given us four years of political agendas and broken promises. When it comes to public safety, Greg Smith will be a City Attorney Los Angeles can trust."
Greg Smith stated, “I am proud of my strong relationship with the law enforcement community. As City Attorney, I promise to use that relationship to keep communities safe and government honest. I am honored to have the support of CCPOA and other leaders in law enforcement throughout Los Angeles.”
Today, Greg Smith became the first candidate in the race for City Attorney to begin advertising on television. Click to view his 30-second ad, “Fought for me,” featuring public safety personnel Greg represented in cases the fight against discrimination and public corruption.
Last week Smith released his policy blueprint for the office of City Attorney “Fighting for Every Family.”
The mainstay of Greg Smith’s distinguished career as an attorney has been representing public safety officers in cases of willful discrimination, wrongful termination, whistleblowing and racism.
Owner of a private law firm and Vietnam era Veteran, Greg Smith is a top-notch police attorney who has practiced for over 25 years representing members of law enforcement and community members who were victims of discrimination from all over the City. Smith has grown a reputation for being unafraid to take the tough cases and has worked with clients to expose waste, fraud and abuse. He represented one of the early whistleblowers that helped expose the Bell corruption scandal.
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