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March 27, 1991 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move criticized as another political maneuver to pressure Police Chief Daryl F. Gates into resigning, Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday replaced one of five Civil Service commissioners who could eventually decide whether Gates should be fired. The announcement startled City Council members and the president of the Civil Service board, who expressed concerns about any political meddling with the obscure city commission at a time when the Rodney G.
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March 27, 1991 | GLENN F. BUNTING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In a move criticized as another political maneuver to pressure Police Chief Daryl F. Gates into resigning, Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday replaced one of five Civil Service commissioners who could eventually decide whether Gates should be fired. The announcement startled City Council members and the president of the Civil Service board, who expressed concerns about any political meddling with the obscure city commission at a time when the Rodney G.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 25, 1991
In a display of anger over the treatment of Police Chief Daryl F. Gates, a Los Angeles City Council committee refused on Wednesday to approve Mayor Tom Bradley's latest appointment to the Civil Service Commission, which ultimately could decide the chief's fate. Last month, Bradley removed attorney Claire Bronowski from the commission and named attorney Larry Drasin to replace her in a move that some council members viewed as an attempt to pack the commission with anti-Gates votes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 27, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Drivers for the Southern California Rapid Transit District lost their bid Friday to block what they called a "shotgun" investigation into their driving records by the Los Angeles city attorney's office. Superior Court Judge Warren Deering refused the RTD drivers union's request for an order directing City Atty. James Hahn to return records on more than 4,000 drivers that were obtained to determine whether the transit district's drivers are operating with proper licenses.
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December 13, 1986 | KIM MURPHY, Times Staff Writer
Mechanics and maintenance workers for the Southern California Rapid Transit District went to court Friday seeking to block a tough new anti-drug program that will allow supervisors to order drug tests for employees who demonstrate any kind of aberrant behavior.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 29, 1991 | RONALD B. TUROVSKY, Ronald B. Turovsky is a lawyer in Los Angeles. and
When former Civil Service Commissioner Clare Bronowski first saw the Rodney G. King beating on television, she probably had no idea that the incident meant her days on the commissionwere numbered. But on Tuesday, she was "transferred," after six months of service, to the Municipal Auditorium/Convention Center Commission. Bronowski, a good soldier, had no choice but to agree to the switch. The transfer sets an enormously bad precedent.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 10, 1991 | JOEL WACHS, Joel Wachs is a member of the Los Angeles City Council.
The savage beating of Rodney King has shamed our city and shocked our collective conscience. The chilling memory of that sickening videotape must now become a force for positive change. If those guilty of this ugly crime are swiftly brought to justice; if its root causes are determined, and corrective actions taken, then all of us may yet benefit from this tragic occurrence.
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May 2, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL and JANE FRITSCH, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Three days after his controversial tour of the Far East, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley stepped into an unusual political cross-fire Wednesday, much of it related to the power struggle that has resulted from the police beating of Rodney G. King. The individual controversies encompassed everything from the city's huge budget deficit to the propriety of the mayor's 16-day trip at a time of crisis.
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April 3, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
Mayor Tom Bradley's call for the resignation of Los Angeles Police Chief Daryl F. Gates surprised many at City Hall with its timing--just one day after Bradley had formed a special commission to investigate the Police Department. But Bradley's speech on Tuesday was also seen by some as an inevitable step in a controversy that has continued to escalate, dividing the city and tarnishing its image nationwide.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 4, 1991 | JANE FRITSCH and RICH CONNELL, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
With Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley remaining silent for a third consecutive day, the fight surrounding his embattled police commissioner, Melanie Lomax, intensified Friday as the City Council pressed its attack on Lomax and her panel's efforts to remove Police Chief Daryl F. Gates. In a move to take the Gates matter out of the hands of the Police Commission, Councilman Hal Bernson asked City Atty. James K.
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April 3, 1991 | DAVID FERRELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Throughout his political career, Los Angeles Mayor Tom Bradley has been known as a man who likes to wield power behind the scenes, particularly when it comes to ousting high-ranking city officials. Until Tuesday, the script on Police Chief Daryl F. Gates appeared to be following much the same course as Bradley pursued last year in forcing out former city Planning Director Ken Topping and former Community Redevelopment Agency Administrator John Tuite.
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