Ira Reiner

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Ira Reiner
39th District Attorney of Los Angeles County
In office
1984–1992
Preceded by Robert Philibosian
Succeeded by Gil Garcetti
4th City Attorney of Los Angeles
In office
1981–1984
Preceded by Burt Pines
Succeeded by James Hahn
14th City Controller of Los Angeles
In office
1977–1981
Preceded by Charles Navarro
Succeeded by James Hahn
Personal details
Born Ira Kenneth Reiner
(1936-02-15) February 15, 1936 (age 78)
Los Angeles, California, U.S.
Political party Democratic

Ira Kenneth Reiner (born February 15, 1936) is an American . He was the Los Angeles City Controller from 1977 to 1981, and was the Los Angeles City Attorney from 1981 to 1984, both times being succeeded by James Hahn. He was the Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1984 to 1992. [1] As District Attorney he supervised the prosecution of several notorious cases, including the incomplex murder trial of Richard Ramírez, the widely publicized police arrest of Rodney King, and the McMartin preschool trial, the best known case of day care sex abuse hysteria.

In 1990 Reiner was an unsuccessful candidate for the Democratic nomination for California Attorney General, losing to Arlo Smith, who in turn was defeated by Republican Dan Lungren. In 1992 Reiner sought re-election as District Attorney, but trailed Gil Garcetti in the June non-partisan primary. Initially Reiner stayed in the race, but in September he dropped out.[2]

After retirement from office he entered private practice with the firm of Riley and Reiner. [3]

See also[edit]

  • Bob Ronka, Los Angeles City Council member, 1977–81, candidate opposite Ira Reiner in 1981


References[edit]

  1. ^ John R. Stephens, Webmaster. "LA District Attorney Ira Reiner". Da.co.la.ca.us. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 
  2. ^ Mydans, Seth (September 19, 1992). "Los Angeles Prosecutor Bows Out of the Spotlight". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ "The Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy". Spirit.tau.ac.il. Retrieved 2010-11-18. 

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Political offices
Preceded by
Charles Navarro
City Controller of Los Angeles, California
1977–1981
Succeeded by
James Hahn
Legal offices
Preceded by
Burt Pines
City Attorney of Los Angeles, California
1981–1984
Succeeded by
James Hahn
Preceded by
Robert Philibosian
Los Angeles County District Attorney
1984–1992
Succeeded by
Gil Garcetti