One of Mrs Harris's best assistants, Larry Wallace, resigned in December after discovering that she was involved in a harassment case and a $ 400,000 deal while working for the California Department of Justice. Mrs Harris said she did not know about the deal, but she apologized and took "full responsibility" for the appointment of Mr. Wallace. as a pioneer in the modern criminal justice reform movement. Harris' left wing critics have questioned her record, pointing to a dramatic increase in the prison population of the state during her post. the justice to vote for it, it has to radically separate itself from its past, "says Lara Bazelon, a law professor, in a statement for The Times last week.