Comment Of The Day: Why Did Bell's Highly Paid Police Chief Avoid The D.A.'s Crosshairs?
The arrests Tuesday of eight Bell city officials rounded up all the suspects -- former city manager Robert Rizzo, former assistant city manager Angela Spaccia, Mayor Oscar Hernandez, City Council members Luis Artiga, Teresa Jacobo and George Mirabal, and former City Council members George Cole and Victor Bello -- who took exorbitant pay. Except one:
Former police Chief Randy Adams, who took home President Obama money ($457,000) and who happened to be acquainted with the District Attorney, Steve Cooley, who announced the misappropriation-of-public-funds arrests as part of the Bell salary scandal. Which leads us to the comment of the day, from "Bell PD:"
It is time L A Weekly took a close look at the relationship betweeen Steve Cooley and Randy Adams, the million dollar chief of Bell. It is interesting how Adams escaped the long dick of the law in Bell. Cooley knew about Adams over a year ago with Jim Corocran went to the DA - and yet Cooley did NOT open an investigation. In FACT Cooley called Adams and let him know that Jim had spilled the beans. I tought Cooley was a strait up guy until now. He is no better than Garcetti or Reiner. Why can't LA get a decent man to run the D A s office?
Get the This Week's Top Stories Newsletter
Every week we collect the latest news, music and arts stories — along with film and food reviews and the best things to do this week — so that you’ll never miss LA Weekly's biggest stories.
- 244 People Here Illegally Arrested in Historic Sweep
Sat., Sep. 5, 12:30pm
Sat., Sep. 5, 8:00pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 12:35pm
Sun., Sep. 6, 1:00pm
- Bike Sharing Is Officially Coming to DTLA
- Wary of Loud Protests, Cop Commission Threatens to Arrest the Disrespectful