Carmen Trutanich, the "go-to guy for Trojans in trouble", lost in his bid for Los Angeles County District Attorney.
According to the LA Weekly,
In the mid-00s, Trutanich developed a reputation for defending USC athletes accused of wrongdoing. He represented football players accused of offenses including DUI, assault, rape, drug possession and sexual assault.
In 2006, the National Organization for Women wrote a letter accusing USC of ignoring gender-based crimes. The letter alleged that "alumni lawyers have cleared players of crime, with help of friends from the DA's office."
Trutanich, a USC alum, wrote a letter in response: "NOW's statement is almost patronizing. It's upsetting to me when someone attacks the judicial system and has absolutely no facts.... I would challenge them to come forward with the name of the alleged crony who was in contact with me. That's a libelous statement. Who was the friend that I contacted? I never spoke to anyone in the DA's office."
In 2005, the LA Times ran a story on Trutanich's repeated representation of Trogans accused of crimes (which must have kept him plenty busy). Back then, when any USC player got in trouble:
But before Trutanich gets involved, the first step for any USC player is to check a laminated card provided by the team.
I don't have a dog in this race, but I'm glad that LA County's head law enforcement official won't be the go-to guy for Trojan criminals.
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