Deputy DA Steve Cooley is challenging his boss, two-time incumbent Gil Garcetti in next week's race for District Attorney. But in a three-man primary, Garcetti was forced into a run-off, getting fewer votes than his own deputy. Last week, we talked to Garcetti. Now, we hear from Cooley.
- Newsmaker: Yesterday LA and the US Department of Justice agreed to history-making outside monitoring of the LAPD. Even before the Rampart scandal, the Clinton administration was threatening to sue based on a "pattern and practice" of civil rights violations. Gerald Chaleff, President of the LA Police Commission and a member of the city's negotiating committee, speaks with us about the reforms that will be supervised by the federal court.
- Reporter's Notebook: When LA County's Board of Supervisors was established in 1852. While the county has grown but the board has not. Measure A on next week's ballot would increase the board from 5 to 9. Seth Hufstedler, past Chair of the LA County Bar Commission on County Government, says that A provides better representation and will lead to the election of a much-needed county mayor. County Supervisor Zev Yaroslavsky says it will only create a more parochial board and increase delays.