Dist. Atty. Cooley Names Spillane Chief Deputy

From Times Staff and Wire Reports

Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley on Monday named veteran prosecutor and administrator John Spillane as his second in command.

Spillane, currently Cooley’s chief of operations, will take over from Chief Deputy Dist. Atty. Curt Livesay, who will retire next month after 40 years with the prosecutor’s office.

Cooley tapped longtime prosecutor Jacquelyn Lacey as operations chief. She most recently served as director of special prosecutions, overseeing units that prosecute gangs, sex crimes and family violence. Lacey, who joined the office in 1986, tried one of the first hate-crime murder cases in county history.