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September 16, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles Police Department commander has joined Mayor Richard Riordan's staff to advise the Administration on police matters, especially on ways to speed implementation of voter-approved reforms, the mayor's office said Friday. Joe Gunn, who since his 1979 retirement has carved out a successful career as a television writer, began work last week. His six-month contract pays $24,000, Riordan spokesman Noelia Rodriguez said.
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January 27, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER and PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An investigation into a complaint to the Police Commission's inspector general's office, intercepted by the panel's executive director, led City Council members Tuesday into a much broader discussion about the independence of the department's watchdog, Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' strained relationship with the LAPD's union and morale in the department.
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January 27, 1999 | BETH SHUSTER and PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
An investigation into a complaint to the Police Commission's inspector general's office, intercepted by the panel's executive director, led City Council members Tuesday into a much broader discussion about the independence of the department's watchdog, Police Chief Bernard C. Parks' strained relationship with the LAPD's union and morale in the department.
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July 10, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month search, the Los Angeles Police Commission announced Thursday that it has selected Assistant Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Gunn, a former LAPD commander, to serve as its executive director. The affable Gunn, with a broad network of police contacts, brings a strong background in both policing and city government to the Los Angeles Police Department's civilian oversight panel. "This was a very exhaustive and thorough search," said Commissioner T. Warren Jackson.
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July 10, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After a three-month search, the Los Angeles Police Commission announced Thursday that it has selected Assistant Deputy Mayor Joseph A. Gunn, a former LAPD commander, to serve as its executive director. The affable Gunn, with a broad network of police contacts, brings a strong background in both policing and city government to the Los Angeles Police Department's civilian oversight panel. "This was a very exhaustive and thorough search," said Commissioner T. Warren Jackson.
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January 17, 2001
The LAPD is concerned about the cost of responding to false alarms ("False Alarm Responses Are Costly," Voices, Jan. 13). Joe Gunn states that responding wastes 56 man-days a year and that the Police Department is collecting $5 million to $6 million in false-alarm citations. At about $100,000 per person-day, that sounds like a pretty good profit center to me. Seriously, responding to an alarm in three hours is not responding at all. JACK CRAWFORD Ridgecrest
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July 30, 1989 | Pat H. Broeske \f7
As the jury began deliberating over the guilt or innocence of accused Night Stalker Richard Ramirez last week, casting was already under way for a TV movie based on the Night Stalker's bloody crime spree. Ramirez is being tried for 13 murders, mutilations, burglaries and various sex crimes. The trial began Jan. 30. "Trackdown: Anatomy of a Manhunt" will be produced by Ron Gilbert and directed by Bruce Green for ABC.
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May 16, 1997
Los Angeles city and police officials who attended a two-day seminar this week on New York City's crime-fighting efforts said Thursday that they were impressed with the law enforcement tactics being employed in the Big Apple. "It's incredible," said LAPD Deputy Chief David Gascon. "I'm stunned by what they've done. We walked around Manhattan and there were no homeless, no panhandlers and no prostitutes. The place was very clean."
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May 6, 1998 | MATT LAIT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously approved 20 recommendations Tuesday aimed at boosting bilingualism within the department and reaching out to residents who speak little or no English. "This is a milestone in the history of the LAPD," said Commission President Edith Perez.
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February 25, 2003 | Patrick McGreevy, Times Staff Writer
City Councilman Jack Weiss and former LAPD inspector general Jeff Eglash on Monday proposed reforms to boost the power and independence of the police watchdog's office, including a recommendation that it report periodically to the City Council.
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September 16, 1995 | JEAN MERL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A former Los Angeles Police Department commander has joined Mayor Richard Riordan's staff to advise the Administration on police matters, especially on ways to speed implementation of voter-approved reforms, the mayor's office said Friday. Joe Gunn, who since his 1979 retirement has carved out a successful career as a television writer, began work last week. His six-month contract pays $24,000, Riordan spokesman Noelia Rodriguez said.
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July 20, 1999 | PATRICK McGREEVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While tougher fines have helped cut false burglar alarm calls to the LAPD by 8%, one group of alarm owners continues to have an excessive number of bad calls: Los Angeles city agencies, including the Police Department itself. City departments were responsible for at least 541 false alarms last year, including 97 by the LAPD, largely from defective burglar alarms, or those triggered by wind or animals. Until now, city agencies have not faced financial penalties for false alarms, but that could change after Monday's report.
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November 30, 2001 | JILL LEOVY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's not just movie stars who seem to need their own PR agents in Los Angeles. Now it's the Los Angeles Police Commission. Commission President Rick Caruso is seeking a public relations firm to represent the five-member board, which has been criticized for its purported complacency. Caruso said he hopes to find a firm that would take the job for free or for a relatively small fee as a community service.
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