From myfoxla:
Standing before a crowd of family, friends, co-workers and former district attorneys, Jackie Lacey was sworn in today as Los Angeles County's first female and first black district attorney. Outgoing District Attorney Steve Cooley administered the oath of office and former District Attorney John Van de Kamp presented Lacey with her badge at the USC's Galen Center. Lacey grew up in the Crenshaw District. She graduated from Dorsey High School and UC Irvine and holds a degree from the USC Law Center. She joined the District Attorney's Office in 1986 and worked her way up through the ranks from front-line prosecutor to Cooley's second-in-command.

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