Changing of the Guard

In a widely anticipated development, Robert M. Morganthau announced today that he will not seek reelection. Manhattan District Attorney since 1974, Mr. Morganthau is a fixture in law enforcement and New York City politics. Leonard Levitt, the "must-read" police beat reporter for Newsday, has some thoughts and speculation on who the replacement might be.

Update, 03/06/2009: Here is an group interview with the three declared candidates: ABC 7, Up Close. Thanks to Greg Berman on "Random Notes From the Desk of Greg Berman"