(June 13, 2003) -- LB City Prosecutor Tom Reeves has been elected president of the L.A. County Prosecutors Association (CPA). He'll take over from outgoing president, L.A. County D.A. Steve Cooley.
In a written release, City Prosecutor Reeves said his election by a unanimous vote of the CPA members "speaks to the excellent work we are doing [in LB] and the attention our successes have garnered Countywide."
The CPA, founded in July 2001, consists of each of L.A. County's twelve prosecuting agencies. The group meets monthly to discuss issues affecting crime, topics facing the agencies, recent criminal law developments and how these matters affect the criminal justice system, the release said.
City Prosecutor Reeves added, "I am looking forward to serving as President. Los Angeles County is facing a surge in crime and we (CPA) plan to put our heads together to come up with the most effective and innovative tools to combat it."