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July 15, 1987
Attorneys Robert M. Talcott and Barbara L. Schlei were unanimously reelected president and vice president, respectively, of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department. Both were appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley in 1984 to fill vacancies on the five-member board. Talcott, 54, was elected president in 1985. Schlei, also 54, was chosen as vice president that same year.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992
I must critique some of the black leaders of our community for using the term racism so freely, our Chinese councilman for squandering his common sense for the sake of his political ambition, and, lastly, the media for having given so much attention to the demands of the gang members who have caused so many problems in our society already. Where are the voices of the media for all the good citizens? It was two years ago today (June 9) that my daughter, an off-duty LAPD officer, was shot through her chest at close range with a .357 magnum pistol by a gang member.
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CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 30, 1992
I must critique some of the black leaders of our community for using the term racism so freely, our Chinese councilman for squandering his common sense for the sake of his political ambition, and, lastly, the media for having given so much attention to the demands of the gang members who have caused so many problems in our society already. Where are the voices of the media for all the good citizens? It was two years ago today (June 9) that my daughter, an off-duty LAPD officer, was shot through her chest at close range with a .357 magnum pistol by a gang member.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday appointed Melanie Lomax, a longtime civil rights attorney and political supporter, to the Board of Police Commissioners--continuing his efforts to strengthen civilian oversight of the massive Los Angeles Police Department. The appointment, which requires City Council approval, apparently marks the first time that most of the members on the powerful civilian panel that monitors the LAPD will come from the minority community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Mayor Tom Bradley on Tuesday appointed Melanie Lomax, a longtime civil rights attorney and political supporter, to the Board of Police Commissioners--continuing his efforts to strengthen civilian oversight of the massive Los Angeles Police Department. The appointment, which requires City Council approval, apparently marks the first time that most of the members on the powerful civilian panel that monitors the LAPD will come from the minority community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the second time in less than three weeks that one of the panel's five members has stepped down. Robert M. Talcott, a police commission member since 1984 and president the last five years, is leaving the board Dec. 1 to join a committee of civic leaders to help bring the World Cup soccer tournament finals to Los Angeles in 1994, the mayor's office announced.
NEWS
August 15, 1985
Los Angeles attorney Robert M. Talcott was elected president of the Los Angeles Police Commission by his colleagues. Talcott, 52, replaces Northrop Corp. attorney Stephen D. Yslas, 38, as head of the five-member civilian board, which oversees the Police Department. Yslas, president since 1982, will remain a commission member. Barbara L. Schlei, a Century City lawyer, was elected vice president, replacing attorney Samuel L. Williams, 52, who also will remain on the board.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 5, 1986
While I appreciate The Times' concern about gang violence in Los Angeles, a concern most assuredly shared by the Los Angeles Police Commission, I am somewhat disturbed by the framework it chose to discuss this serious issue in its two articles (Jan. 19). Combatting gang violence requires the combined and cooperative efforts of all law enforcement personnel in Los Angeles. Each and every law enforcement agency in the area is constantly striving to achieve a solution to this problem, and utilizes a variety of strategies and approaches.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1987
Police Commission President Robert M. Talcott's remark that common sense would prevail and prevent the mixing of religion and police department functions was rather amusing. With apologies to H.L. Mencken, "no one ever went broke underestimating the common sense of a police manager." Police Department "managers," that is officers of the rank of captain and above, did not reach their positions by exhibiting common sense. They achieved their rank by following orders, and by never taking a chance their actions might be against their superiors' wishes.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 1989
The Los Angeles Police Commission told a group of east San Fernando Valley residents Tuesday that the city could not immediately re-establish a special anti-drug police unit in a Pacoima neighborhood infested with drug trade. Members of the Mercer-Haddon Homeowners Assn. had asked the commission to replace the officers once assigned to Rapid Enforcement Centered on Narcotics--RECON--a unit formed in March, 1988, to attack drug dealing in the community.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 7, 1990 | RICHARD A. SERRANO, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners announced his resignation on Tuesday, marking the second time in less than three weeks that one of the panel's five members has stepped down. Robert M. Talcott, a police commission member since 1984 and president the last five years, is leaving the board Dec. 1 to join a committee of civic leaders to help bring the World Cup soccer tournament finals to Los Angeles in 1994, the mayor's office announced.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 15, 1987
Attorneys Robert M. Talcott and Barbara L. Schlei were unanimously reelected president and vice president, respectively, of the Los Angeles Police Commission, the civilian board that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department. Both were appointed by Mayor Tom Bradley in 1984 to fill vacancies on the five-member board. Talcott, 54, was elected president in 1985. Schlei, also 54, was chosen as vice president that same year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 1991 | DARYL KELLEY
A federal judge denied Tuesday a government request to seize about $5 million in property from a Somis flower rancher charged with enslaving at least 60 Mexican laborers at his 50-acre compound during the 1980s. U. S. District Judge Robert Takasugi ruled that federal prosecutors had not shown a likelihood that a jury would convict Edwin M. Ives of racketeering, one of 46 counts in a federal indictment against the rancher. Property confiscation is allowed only under racketeering law.
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