Saturday, February 5, 2011

Trutanich Accussed of Bluffing - Makes A Change from Bullying, Bragging &c.

Carmen Trutanich appears to be gazing longingly
at a pair of handcuffs ...
(Photo Credit: LA Times / LA Dragnet)
Carmen "The Clown" Trutanich appears to have shot himself in the foot with his latest threat. This time he's not threatening to arrest anyone, or investigate anyone - except perhaps the author of a 2-page plan to take away his power to prosecute.

The Los Angeles Dragnet, a long time supporter of Trutanich, has recently changed direction and today published the 2-page plan penned by the pseudonymous 'Perry Mason.'

In essence 'Mason' proposes that the City of Los Angeles uses the City Controller to investigate the actual cost of running Trutanich's criminal division, as it appears the cost of prosecuting minor city crimes could be more economically achieved using the District Attorney's Office.

Trutanich, last week, closed down two offices causing LAPD to have to drive to downtown Los Angeles to file these minor crimes. Clearly 'Mason' believes Trutanich is bluffing and has asked the Mayor, Controller and the City Council to call Trutanich's bluff.

The City Hall Insider also published links to the 'Mason' plan, and quoted a line that perhaps sums up the Clown better than any other we've recently heard: "... this would not be the first time Trutanich has gone to a gunfight at sundown with a revolver full of blanks."

'Mason's' plan, if taken seriously, could cause a major showdown between Carmen the Clown and City Hall, as even if the Dragnet's analysis is correct; that a City Charter amendment would be required, it would be interesting to watch the Clown explain why he should not be audited, and why it makes more sense to pay such a high price just so that the City Attorney can prosecute minor crimes.


Anonymous said...

blow away dum dums.

Anonymous said...

This blog, the L.A. Dragnet blog, and the City Hall Insider blog are all the work of David Berger who was summarily fired from the City Attonrey's office for doing nothing all day excepting writing nonsense on his blogs.

No wonder he never uses his name. Now he just sits around and cries wah wah wah, why couldn't I be City Attorney?

What a pathetic loser!

Anonymous said...

Hey there 2:18pm & 2:25pm - is all this anti-Trutanich stuff getting to you? You have to admit it's pretty bad. Most people thought Trutanich was some kind of hero, but now they're hearing all about his "secret weapons" and other stuff too. I can't believe he was so stupid to think deputy city attorneys could be judges without there being a conflict of interest? I mean, you've to admit it was a crazy idea.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich is probably in TX for the SuperBowl with a few high roller campaign contributors. Bet he bust a gut when his Blackberry buzzed with this nasty story. I hope someone on the council follows through with this. It's high time we got some facts and figures as to what it costs us to let the Clown play cops and robbers. Cooley could do a much better job, and a cheaper one too.

Anonymous said...

Trutanich has to be sorely pissed that his former BFF Cooley just promoted Jackie Lacey to Chief Deputy, and thereby positioned her for the best possible credentials in the race.

Perhaps the Clown's campaign will now switch its attention from the DA's race and concentrate on trying to be re-elected as City Attorney.

Anonymous said...

Congrats Chief Damn, you've made it huge. Walter Moore has picked up the story about the AEG payoff, sorry "donation" on his website. The word is going to get out about Trutanich.

The Informant said...

Hey Chief Damn - you need to do a little more research into your secret weapons of Trutanich's Reich story. The Clown still plans to push this crazy idea through - check council file 10-0085, it's all there.