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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 24, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Chief William J. Bratton's request to serve a second five-year term has been endorsed by leaders of the Los Angeles Area Chamber of Commerce and former U.S. Secretary of State Warren Christopher, who headed a panel in the 1990s that recommended sweeping reforms of the Police Department. The Police Commission has set a public hearing on the chief's request for Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the Department of Water and Power, 111 N. Hope St.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 27, 1998 | CATHY WERBLIN
A panel will interview seven candidates for police chief today in the city's ongoing effort to fill the spot vacated by Stan Knee last year. Knee left Garden Grove, a city of about 156,000, to become police chief in Austin, Texas. City Manager George Tindall said an original pool of about 25 candidates has been narrowed to the seven scheduled for interviews.
WORLD
April 23, 2006 | From Times Wire Reports
Assailants ambushed and shot dead the police chief of a town in the Pacific state of Guerrero, which has been hit by a wave of drug-related bloodshed, Mexican officials said. Fidel Arellano, chief of police in Altamirano, was gunned down as he drove in his car, said Rodolfo Flores, a spokesman for Guerrero state police. More than a dozen high-profile gun slayings have taken place in Guerrero this year, as well as several grenade attacks on police stations.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 11, 1997
The Los Angeles Police Commission rescheduled interviews with candidates for interim police chief, authorities announced Thursday. The interviews were abruptly canceled last week because commissioners said they needed to review the City Council's rejection of any buyout plan that would facilitate an early departure for Chief Willie L. Williams. After discussing the matter with the chief, commissioners said they have decided to proceed with the interviews.
NEWS
July 18, 2000 | Associated Press
Officers from a dozen local and state agencies searched Monday for the killer who shot the police chief in this small town. Joseph White was found Sunday beside the open door of his police car in the parking lot of a dialysis center. He was shot once in the head or neck, Northampton County Sheriff Wardie Vincent said. "We believe he was checking his vehicle or getting ready to make a [traffic] stop," Vincent said.
NATIONAL
April 3, 2007 | From Times Wire Reports
Chicago's police superintendent said he was stepping down as head of the beleaguered department, but he would not say what role two videotaped beatings involving off-duty officers had in his decision. Last month, prosecutors filed felony charges against an officer accused of beating a female bartender. Six other officers were removed from street duty after being accused of assaulting four businessmen in a bar. Superintendent Philip J.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 9, 2006 | From Times staff reports
Santa Monica officials said Wednesday that Timothy Jackman had been hired as the city's police chief. Jackman, a 23-year Long Beach Police Department veteran, was deputy chief of that department for the last four years. He will replace James T. Butts Jr., who after 15 years as chief of the Santa Monica force left in August to become the "security czar" for Los Angeles' four airports. Jackman, 47, has a bachelor's degree from the University of the State of New York and an MBA from UC Irvine.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 1, 2003 | From Times Staff Reports
Garden Grove Police Chief Joseph Polisar will be sworn in Oct. 25 as president of the International Assn. of Chiefs of Police, officials said Tuesday. The ceremony will be held at the group's 110th annual conference in Philadelphia. As president, Polisar, who has been with the Garden Grove department for five years, will focus on such matters as leadership development, terrorism intelligence sharing, legislative efforts in Congress and traffic safety, a spokesman said.
NATIONAL
September 7, 2002 | From Times Wire Services
A Texas grand jury indicted Houston's police chief on a felony perjury charge, prosecutors said. Chief Clarence Bradford, who commands 5,400 officers in the fourth-largest city in the U.S., was charged with allegedly lying under oath during a disciplinary hearing, Harris County assistant district attorney Don Smyth said. If convicted, Bradford could be sentenced from 2 to 10 years in prison, but would also be eligible for probation, Smyth said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 31, 1998 | JOHN CANALIS
Police Chief David L. Snowden will not run for Orange County sheriff, saying he wants to finish his career in Costa Mesa and spend time with his family. Encouraged to run by many of his peers, Snowden, 54, was considered a likely candidate. "I really love the job I have now, which exceeds my ambition to be sheriff," Snowden said in an interview Friday. "I've had a lot of support, but I've also had a lot of people at my agency say they didn't want me to run and they wanted me to stay there.
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