Monday, May 17, 2010
Homeland Security Advisory Panel Appoints Ex-DA Reiner as Head
By a MetNews Staff Writer
Former Los Angeles County District Attorney Ira K. Reiner has been appointed President and CEO of the Los Angeles County Homeland Security Advisory Council effective June 1, the group announced in a release Friday.
The council describes itself as a voluntary, non-partisan coalition of business, government, law enforcement and academic leaders dedicated to improving homeland security and the emergency response capabilities of the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area through public-private partnerships.
Reiner served as district attorney from 1984 until 1992. As district attorney he supervised the prosecution of serial killer Richard Ramirez and the McMartin Preschool child abuse case, and brought charges against police officers caught on tape beating motorist Rodney King
He began his legal career in the Los Angeles City Attorney’s Office and was city attorney from 1981 to 1984. Reiner also served as city controller from 1977 until 1981.
Reiner is currently on the visiting faculty of IDC Herzliya University in Israel and a member of Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s Commission on Homeland Security and Disaster Preparedness.
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