Ira Reiner

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Ira Reiner
39th Los Angeles County District Attorney
In office
1984–1992
Preceded byRobert Philibosian
Succeeded byGil Garcetti
14th Los Angeles City Attorney
In office
1981–1984
Preceded byBurt Pines
Succeeded byJames Hahn
Los Angeles City Controller
In office
1977–1981
Preceded byCharles Navarro
Succeeded byJames Hahn
Personal details
Born
Ira Kenneth Reiner

(1936-02-15) February 15, 1936 (age 85)
EducationUniversity of Southern California (BS)
Southwestern Law School (JD)

Ira Kenneth Reiner (born February 15, 1936) is an American attorney and politician who served as the Los Angeles City Attorney from 1981 to 1984 and Los Angeles County District Attorney from 1984 to 1992. The McMartin preschool trial occurred during his tenure as DA.

Education[edit]

Reiner earned a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Southern California and a Juris Doctor from the Southwestern Law School in 1964.[1][2]

Career[edit]

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.[3] As district attorney, he supervised the prosecution of several notorious cases, including the 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 San Francisco District Attorney Arlo Smith, who in turn was defeated by Republican former Congressman 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.[4]

After retirement from office he entered private practice with the firm Riley and Reiner.[5]

See also[edit]

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

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Prequel to 1984 DA's Race: Reiner Clashes With Other City Officials". www.metnews.com. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  2. ^ "Ira Kenneth Reiner Profile | Los Angeles, CA Lawyer | Martindale.com". www.martindale.com. Retrieved 2021-05-14.
  3. ^ John R. Stephens, Webmaster. "LA District Attorney Ira Reiner". Da.co.la.ca.us. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
  4. ^ Mydans, Seth (September 19, 1992). "Los Angeles Prosecutor Bows Out of the Spotlight". The New York Times.
  5. ^ "The Harold Hartog School of Government and Policy". Spirit.tau.ac.il. Archived from the original on 2011-07-21. Retrieved 2010-11-18.
Political offices
Preceded by
City Controller of Los Angeles, California
1977–1981
Succeeded by
Legal offices
Preceded by
City Attorney of Los Angeles, California
1981–1984
Succeeded by
Preceded by
Los Angeles County District Attorney
1984–1992
Succeeded by