Steve Cooley

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Lacey Sworn In As LA County DA

The first-ever female and African-American District Attorney in Los Angeles County will be sworn in on Monday.


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DA Seeks Rehearing In Anna Nicole Smith Drug Case

Prosecutors refusing to accept an appellate court’s ruling in the Anna Nicole Smith case asked the court on Friday to change its decision and allow her former boyfriend and manager to be retried.

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LA County DA Calls On Voters To Reject Lethal Injection Ban

The chief prosecutor for Los Angeles County urged voters on Monday to uphold the death penalty in California on the upcoming November ballot.


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Lacey, Jackson Headed For DA Runoff Race

Chief Deputy District Attorney Jackie Lacey and Deputy District Attorney Alan Jackson will likely face off in November to replace Steve Cooley as Los Angeles County District Attorney.


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Ex-LA County Appraiser Arrested For Allegedly Lowering Property Values

A former employee of the Los Angeles County Assessor’s Office was arrested Monday for allegedly falsifying documents and unlawfully lowering property values by $172 million.

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District Attorney Refiles Criminal Charges Against Richard Alarcon, Wife Over Residency

Criminal charges were dismissed Thursday against Los Angeles City Councilman Richard Alarcon, who had been accused of perjury and voter fraud for allegedly living outside the district he represents and lying about his address.


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‘Long Overdue’: DA Asks Court To Order Executions Of Death Row Inmates

A statewide ban on the executions of California inmates by lethal injection faced its strongest challenge yet on Thursday.

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Reentry Center In Long Beach Helps Ex-Cons Transition Back Into Community

A reentry center in Long Beach is providing a bridge for ex-cons in transitioning from incarceration back into the community.


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LA City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Announces Bid For District Attorney

After months of speculation, City Attorney Carmen Trutanich confirmed Thursday that he will run for district attorney of Los Angeles County.

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District Attorney Warns Consumers About ‘Robo-Call’ Banking Scam

District Attorney Steve Cooley warned consumers Tuesday of a new “robo-call scam” aimed at getting confidential banking information from unsuspecting victims.


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DA: Murray May Be Released Early In Efforts To Ease Jail Overcrowding

District Attorney Steve Cooley warns the possibility of releasing inmates early could lead to a very short stint behind bars for Dr. Conrad Murray.

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LA District Attorney Warns Of A ‘Public Safety Nightmare’ Over Inmate Transfers

City officials Tuesday argued over whether the state’s move to shift responsibility for low-level criminals to counties will create a “public safety nightmare” and lead to “massive early releases” of prisoners who should be kept behind bars.

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DA Steve Cooley Says He Won’t Seek Re-Election

District Attorney Steve Cooley announced Tuesday that he will not run for another term.

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Montebello’s Interim City Administrator Resigns

Montebello’s interim city administrator Peter Cosentini resigned today, frustrated with the City Council’s lack of action in tackling budget woes.


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Early Returns Suggest Voters Favor Taxing Marijuana Dispensaries

Time to be blunt! The cash-strapped city of Los Angeles could soon have a new source of revenue, with early returns from Tuesday’s election indicating voters strongly favor taxing medical marijuana dispensaries.

CBS2 / KCAL9–03/08/2011