After just being in office for fourteen years, Trutanich obtained the Eagle & Badge "Courage Award" in the Los Angeles Police Protective League, and got an award in the Downtown News in their 10th annual "Downtowners of Distinction" awards for his or her job at cleanup Skid Row. As Chief Prosecutor, Trutanich busted the infamous 38th Street Gang, -- confiscating a arsenal of 80 firearms and yanking 57 long-time group members from the streets. In addition, he busted the brutal, infamous Rancho San Pedro Street group, confiscating a arsenal of 90 firearms used to commit crimes, and pulled 81 chronic gang members from the streets. Furthermore, he filed an injunction against 80 known gang members and drug dealers so as to keep them from taxpayers living in Skid Row attempting to rehabilitate their own lives. Plus in addition, he filed an injunction against one of the very prolific and damaging graffiti "tagging" teams in town.