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Alan Jackson, former DA hopeful, gets reassigned position

Alan Jackson speaks to Eyewitness News in this undated file photo.

December 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Former Los Angeles district attorney candidate Alan Jackson has been reassigned to another position in the District Attorney's office by the candidate who beat him in last month's election, Jackie Lacey.

The veteran prosecutor will now be working as assistant head deputy of the D.A.'s complaint division. In that new role, he's not expected to see much time in the courtroom. Jackson keeps his same title and salary.

"Alan Jackson remains a member of the District Attorney's management team. This new assignment provides an excellent opportunity for him to share his courtroom experience with other prosecutors," said Jean Guccione, director of communications for the D.A.'s office.

Eyewitness News contacted Jackson about the move, but he did not have a comment.