CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 21, 1993 |
Geoffrey L. Garfield, a political consultant who helped run the campaign against Charter Amendment F, the police reform measure, has joined the Administration of Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan as an assistant deputy mayor for public safety. Garfield will assist William Violante, the former head of the police officers' union, who earlier was hired by Riordan as a deputy mayor to work with the police and fire departments.
June 9, 2007
Re "The Times (heart) Bratton," Opinion, June 3 Former Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard C. Parks stated that Duke University law professor Erwin Chemerinsky "was hired by the police union to write a report on the Rampart scandal" as a means to discredit his critics' objectivity. In fact, then-Police Protective League President Ted Hunt and I asked then-USC Law School professor Chemerinsky if he would provide an independent analysis of the Rampart Board of Inquiry report issued by then-Chief Parks.
July 1, 1993 |
In a risky gambit that could alienate popular Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams, Mayor-elect Richard Riordan on Wednesday appointed one of the chief's fiercest critics--the head of the city's police union--to the post of deputy mayor. The appointment of Police Protective League President William C. Violante seems likely to secure Riordan's popularity with rank-and-file police officers.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 23, 1994 |
The big voice of Councilwoman Jackie Goldberg boomed through the small auditorium during Saturday's meeting of the city's Emergency Operations Board, which is coordinating earthquake disaster operations. Insistent, impatient, she demanded answers to questions asked by her Hollywood constituents. Some of the department heads on the board seemed seemed unhappy with Goldberg and her constituents. Why didn't they follow procedures, these new homeless living in parking lot encampments?