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Conrad Murray Prosecution

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11/7/2011 2:09 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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The man of the hour -- Prosecutor David Walgren -- who won the Conrad Murray case, might as well have been sent to Siberia by his boss, L.A. County District Attorney Steve Cooley, because he was completely out of the shot as Cooley took credit for the victory.

It's pretty stunning, given that the winning prosecutor typically addresses the media after a verdict, but even if the D.A. was exercising caution while the sentence is pending, Cooley didn't even allow Walgren to stand next to him.

Instead of Walgren, Cooley was flanked by his number 2, Jackie Lacey, and D.A. honcho Pat Dixon. Choosing Lacey is an audacious move on Cooley's part, since he personally chose her to run as his successor in the 2012 election. 

A D.A. spokesperson said Lacey was standing next to Cooley because, "It's like Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock."

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stu    

move over grandpa!

1049 days ago
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gibbs    

What a shame. Walgreen did a great job. Congratulations to Walgreen.

1049 days ago
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gibbs    


Steve Cooley Lost the Election (2010) for State Attorney General. Last of the limelight for Cooley?

1049 days ago
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Me    

jerk!!!!

1049 days ago
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D    

Cooley is a schmuck and a douche bag. Walgren is better than that and that is what Cooley was worried about! I will never vote for anybody Cooley endorses for that position (unless it turns out to be Walgren in the end). Unless Walgren in the end is his candidate...Cooley has lost my vote by his display of sick arrogance! I just assume vote for the other guy, than to put a feather in Cooley's cap!

1049 days ago
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Cindy    

Walgren is the man of the hour and that his boss should of had the decency of giving Mr. Walgren is due. His boss will NEVER be recognized as the DA who won this case.

1049 days ago
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gggossiphound    

Steve Cooley is an A-HOLE! I'm sorry, but that's the nicest thing I can think of to call him. I also thought he was voted out of office by Kamala (sp?) Harris??

BTW this isn't the first boneheaded move by Cooley - the list is long and varied... NO respect for that man.

1049 days ago
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beachgal    

Cooley is such a POS, hopefully his little protege replacement Alan Jackson won't win the election for DA.

1049 days ago
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MiMi    

Congratulations to the best Prosecutor ever!


Great job Walgren!

Steve Cooley go sit your azz down.

1049 days ago
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Googie    

Walgren is a super star. Cooley had his brown nosers by his side. Cooley is afraid Walgren might decide to run & win. How many of us have had bosses who take all the credit for what we've done & never give us one ounce of credit.

1049 days ago
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gibbsysgirl    

Theres no fool like an old fool...Cooley. Congrats to Walgren he did an outstanding job! Kudos to Ms. Brazil too! It was a pleasure to watch you try this case.

1049 days ago
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charles    

it's L.A. and you're in it. Everybody loves the camera. And everybody gets politics. Otherwise, how could we... vote....

1049 days ago
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Googie    

Alan Jackson is a good choice for successor, but Walgren wouldn't be bad either. Either one outshines Cooley.

1049 days ago
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dee    

Well we know who did the job. Walgren!

1049 days ago
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Texas-Writer    

If they had lost the case these officious jerks wouldn't have been available for comment. They'll ride Walgren's success as long as they can. Typical bureaucrat.

Well done Walgren ... the world knows who did the work.

1049 days ago
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