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NO GRAND JURY FOR L.A. CITY ATTORNEY TRUTANICH

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Grand Juries can be used as a weapon by the government against the rights of the individual. There is no due process, no rights, just a group of 23 men and women acting in secrecy; issuing subpoenas and warrants. They are Grand Juries in name only. They bear no resemblance to an actual Grand Jury. 

City Attorney Carmen Trutanich is dangerous.  He want's his own machine to make his own subpoenas, search and arrest warrants.  

In a move that smacks of naked self-promotion, the city attorney has persuaded the California Senate to give him the power to convene a grand jury to help his office investigate misdemeanor crimes. If Senate Bill 1168 is approved by the Assembly and the governor, Trutanich would be the only city attorney in the United States to have grand jury authority!

It's a power currently reserved for district attorneys and attorneys general who handle bigger, more complicated cases. City attorneys, by contrast, act as municipal lawyers - providing advice to city officials and enforcing city laws. They also prosecute misdemeanor crimes.

So why does Trutanich need unprecedented power to convene a grand jury, which can subpoena records and compel witness testimony - all in secret?  This unusual proposal has raised eyebrows - and concerns - in Los Angeles City Hall and the legal community. Trutanich's track record in his first year has been spotty, and the need for such uncommon power for a municipal position is suspect and unwise.

PLEASE SIGN OUR PETITION TO LET L.A. CITY ATTORNEY TRUTANICH AND THE CALIFORNIA STATE ASSEMBLY KNOW THAT TRUTANICH DOESN'T NEED ANYMORE POWER ~ HE HAS YET TO USE THE POWER HE ALREADY HAS!

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