Los Angeles Mayor Jim Hahn has appointed the former head of New York-s Police Department to be head of the LAPD. William Bratton now faces confirmation by the LA City Council. Earlier today, in North Hollywood, the low-key mayor and his high-profile appointee made statements and answered questions. Does the LAPD need to be turned around? Is Bratton the man to do it? Mayor Hahn and Police Chief-designate William Bratton speak with us about their shared vision for fighting crime, improving morale, enhancing community policing, and using the consent decree as a catalyst for police reform.
- Reporter-s Notebook: Alternative Papers Make Deal to Close LA-s New Times
Six years ago, an alternative newspaper chain bought the LA Reader and Village View and replaced them with one publication. Now the New Times has been closed, with its assets sold to the LA Weekly. Arthur Spiegelman, LA bureau chief for Reuters News Service, reports on how the staff got the shocking news about the million-dollar swap that has created an alternative-press monopoly in both Los Angeles and Cleveland.
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