Ann Jones, Los Angeles Superior Court Judge, has done the dirty work for Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey with her bizzare rulings. Jones ruled the new performance evaluation plan, or better known as “PERSA,” was already implemented before the ADDA was certified on March 24, 2008. This ruling is not only bizarre, but completely false. Deputy DAs used to be rated “outstanding” year after year, for their hard work, from their supervisors. Thanks to Steve Cooley and Jackie Lacey “outstanding” is only for selected prosecutors (like Cooley’s daughter who was promoted faster then… well anyone we know). When Cooley left office, he made certain of two things: 1) his daughter was promoted ahead of anyone in her class or grade and 2) it would be easy to fire the next target.
For years Deputy DAs were rated “outstanding,” but under Cooley’s leadership he was determined to get rid of the performance evaluation system. Thanks to Ann Jones and Cooley’s “PERSA” system, now Jackie Lacey can fire or demote anyone who opposes her, and Alan Jackson may be next. Will Jackson receive “competent” or “needs improvement” on his next performance evaluation? The Association of Deputy District Attorneys opposed the “PERSA” (performance evaluation) change as part of their litigation, but Anne Jones has made a bizzare and unusual ruling, clearly to gain favior with Cooley and LA County. The matter is up on appeal with labor attorney Dick Shinee spearheading the appeal. If the appeal fails, any Deputy DA who sees corruption within the office, might as well turn a blind eye or be fired.
If Jackie Lacey can commit perjury and get elected, then anything is possible. Dick Shinee has 1000 Deputy DAs counting on him. A complete failure on his part, coupled with judiciary corruption in LA Superior Court (no surprise) will result in the disposal of any Deputy DA at the snap of Lacey’s fingers. Watch yourself Alan Jackson, your transfer to a desk job for running a campaign commercial exposing Jackie Lacey’s dishonesty, is only the first step in Lacey’s plan to get rid of you. If Jackson is rated “needs improvement” he will be the next DA to be placed on a “performance improvement program” then fired. It really doesn’t matter if you win 100% of your trials, like Steve Ipsen, or take down criminals like Phil Spector. What matters is that Cooley and Lacey remain in power, continue their corruption, and take out their foes.