City Attorney Carmen Trutanich Cracks Down on Street Protests

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When political protests have led to arrests by the LAPD, Rocky Delgadillo and other recent LA City Attorneys gave defendants the chance to work out a deal—to pay fines for disturbing the peace, for example, rather than going to jail. Current City Attorney Carmen Trutanich will have none of that. He’s insisting on trials and pushing for jail time for 14 protesters against Arizona’s restrictive immigration law and nine others who supported the Dream Act by stopping traffic on Wilshire Boulevard.




Warren Olney