Lisa Friel, the star of Lisa Jackson’s HBO documentary “Sex Crimes Unit” and its leader for the last 10 years, is leaving the department. The film premiered last month at the Los Angeles Film Festival.
Jackson had unprecedented access in making the documentary, which features Friel and her staff in frank discussions about their strategies in prosecuting actual cases. HBO first aired the documentary June 20.According to the New York Post, the documentary shot footage of D.A. investigators Ed Tacchi and Lauren Liebhauser discussing the police rape case of ex-cops Franklin Mata and Kenneth Moreno. That footage was never used, but the judge in the case ruled that the footage should have been turned over to the defense.
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"Sex Crimes Unit has drama, suspense, terrific personalities and a great deal of heart."
— John Anderson, Variety