Brown and Los Angeles County DA to Coordinate Bell Investigations

Tuesday, August 10, 2010
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Attorney General Edmund G. Brown Jr. and Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley have agreed to coordinate their investigations into the recent allegations of official wrongdoing in Bell, California.

The District Attorney will focus on possible criminal activity, while the Attorney General will focus on possible civil wrongdoing and obtaining relief for the taxpayers.

"What happened in Bell is a travesty, and I intend to get to the bottom of it and to get all the relief that the law allows,' Brown said.

"The Los Angeles District Attorney's office has a decades-long record of aggressively pursuing public corruption. We will do so in this case,' Cooley said.

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