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March 15, 2017: District Attorney Jackie Lacey Issues Statement Regarding Death of Former DA John Van de Kamp

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Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey today issued the following statement on the passing of former District Attorney John Van de Kamp:

“John Van de Kamp was one of the most ethical and kind-hearted people I’ve ever met. He was an admired public servant who dedicated his life to seeking justice,” Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey said.

“He cared deeply about the District Attorney’s Office. Among his lasting legacies was his devotion to helping victims of serious and violent crimes. As District Attorney, he established one of the nation’s first victim services programs. We, as an office, are indebted to him for his innovative and straight-forward leadership and his enduring sense of fairness.”

“On a personal note, I am thankful for John’s wisdom and gentle guidance throughout my tenure,” District Attorney Lacey said. “I frequently sought his advice and looked up to him as a stalwart of the justice system. Like many, I mourn his passing, and I will miss his wisdom, his wit and his kindness.”