Los Angeles, Calif.—District Attorney Steve Cooley announced he would not run for re-election, and instead threw his support behind his top deputy.
Cooley has been Los Angeles County District Attorney since 2000.
“When I complete this term, I will be 65 1/2-years-old,” Cooley told the Los Angeles Times. “I will have 39 years and 10 months of public service. There’s a sense of wanting to leave on top.”