Can an Outsider Lead LAPD?

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This week, Mayor Jim Hahn is interviewing the three final candidates for LAPD Chief, submitted to him by the LA Police Commission. Art Lopez spent 28 years at the LAPD before becoming Chief in Oxnard in 1998. Former New York Police Commissioner, William Bratton, has spent one year on the team that-s monitoring the LAPD as part of the federal consent decree. John Timoney worked in New York under Bratton until he took over Philadelphia-s Police Department four years ago. The last outsider chief was Willie Williams, who never caught on with the department. We talk with two police reformers, civil rights attorney Connie Rice, and legal ethicist Erwin Chemerinsky, about an outsider-s chances of leading a troubled and notoriously inward-looking department.
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Family Temporary Disability Insurance (SB 1661)

Los Angeles Police Department

Former NY Police Commissioner William Bratton

Oxnard Police Chief Art Lopez

Former Philadelphia Police Commissioner John Timoney

Emmy Awards



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton