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Candidates square off in D.A. debate, hosted by AirTalk




Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Larry Mantle with candidates for L.A. District Attorney.
Photo by Jasmin Tuffaha
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
John L. Breault III
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Alan Jackson
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Bobby Grace
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Danette Myers
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Jackie Lacey
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Larry Mantle and the candidates for D.A. on stage in the Crawford Family Forum.
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
(L-R) Jackson, Lacey and Meyers at the Crawford Family Forum.
Photo by Jasmin Tuffaha
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
The crowd looks on at the D.A. debate.
Photo by Jasmin Tuffaha
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
The candidates take the stage at the Crawford Family Forum.
Photo by Jasmin Tuffaha
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Larry Mantle at the Crawford Family Forum.
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
(L-R) John L. Breault and Bobby Grace on stage.
Five candidates running for Los Angeles County district attorney took to the stage of the Crawford Family Forum Tuesday evening to participate in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle.
Larry Mantle preps the audience before the D.A. debate.


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One week before Los Angeles County voters head to the polls, candidates running for district attorney will square off in a debate moderated by AirTalk host Larry Mantle. The six contenders are vying to succeed L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley, who’s retiring after holding the seat for more than a decade. The candidates seeking the top job are Jackie Lacy, the chief deputy D.A. who is backed by Cooley; John L. Breault III, a 43-year veteran prosecutor; Danette Meyers, who has tried dozens of murder cases and six death penalty trials; Bobby Grace, who has tried over 60 homicide cases, including the serial killer Chester Turner; Carmen Trutanich, the front-runner with the best name recognition, and Alan Jackson, a gang homicide prosecutor who tried producer Phil Spector for murder and the only Republican in the race. The primary is June 5th. The top two candidates will advance to a runoff. Who has the most relevant experience? Where do they stand on the death penalty? Who’s the best man – or woman – for the job?

Guests:

John L. Breault III, Deputy District Attorney

Bobby Grace, Deputy District Attorney

Alan Jackson, Gang Homicide Prosecutor

Jackie Lacey, Chief Deputy District Attorney

Danette Meyers, Senior Deputy District Attorney