L.A. city attorney released from hospital

City Atty. Carmen Trutanich was released Thursday from Providence Little Company of Mary Medical Center San Pedro after being admitted Saturday suffering from abdominal pains. He is now resting at home.

John Franklin, a spokesman for the city attorney, said that doctors diagnosed Trutanich with upper abdominal problems and that he had undergone a series of tests.

Doctors believe his condition is related to stress, diet and exhaustion, officials said.


“He’s working himself to death,” Chief Deputy City Atty. William Carter said in an interview this week. “He’s working here 12 hours a day and then out in the community.

“All of us are very thankful that he’s doing better and positive he will be back quickly,” Carter said. “I wish we had strong enough chains to hold him down.”

Officials said they expected Trutanich back at work as soon as next week.