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April 3, 2014 | By Joel Rubin and Kate Mather
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck announced Thursday he is interested in a second term as the city's top cop. In comments to reporters at a monthly media briefing, Beck said he would be "more than proud" to continue as the head of the agency should city officials make the offer. Speaking from a terrace on the top floor of the Police Department's downtown headquarters, Beck said he had conveyed his wishes to Mayor Eric Garcetti and members of the Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD.
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December 18, 2002 | From Times Staff Reports
A majority of the Board of Police Commissioners said Tuesday that it supports sharp new restrictions on police pursuits, as Chief William J. Bratton has proposed. The commissioners will consider implementing the restrictions next month. Bratton proposed banning pursuits that begin with a minor infraction, such as a traffic violation.
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April 11, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Police Commission announced Tuesday that it would conduct a public hearing at 6:30 p.m. April 30 at a site to be announced so residents can comment on the request by Police Chief William J. Bratton for another five-year term.
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September 20, 2006 | From Times Staff Reports
The Los Angeles Police Commission met for three hours Tuesday in a closed-door session with Chief William J. Bratton as part of his annual performance evaluation. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, meanwhile, voiced confidence in the chief but asked the panel to judge Bratton based on whether he continues to reduce crime, increase the police force and comply with a consent decree mandating reforms. Emerging from the meeting, Bratton smiled and told reporters, "I think we did OK."
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November 8, 2006 | From Times staff reports
The Police Commission recommended Tuesday that the city not adopt a new graffiti hotline and rewards program after Police Chief William J. Bratton said the annual $757,986 personnel cost and demand for investigative time is "not advisable." Instead, the commission agreed with the chief that the city should better publicize an existing graffiti rewards program. The proposal next goes to the City Council.
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April 19, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Members of the Police Foundation on Tuesday defended the use of more than $1 million of the charity's funds to hire longtime friends and former business associates of Police Chief William J. Bratton as Los Angeles Police Department consultants. "We are quite satisfied the money was well spent and it was monitored appropriately," former U.S. Rep. Mel Levine, chairman of the foundation's board of directors, told the Police Commission.
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November 5, 2004 | From a Times Staff Writer
Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton said Thursday that he wanted a ballot measure to go before city voters in March or May to raise $160 million a year for 1,260 new officers. Bratton said the countywide vote Tuesday on the proposed sales tax to pay for new officers demonstrated "fairly broad-based support in the city." The measure lost, however.
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October 26, 2005 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Chief William J. Bratton endorsed City Council President Alex Padilla on Tuesday in his race for the 20th Senate District seat in the San Fernando Valley. Bratton credited Padilla with helping to cut crime in his district. The 1991 Christopher Commission on police reform concluded that "it is unseemly for the chief to use that position to influence the political process." Bratton's spokeswoman, Mary Grady, said the city Ethics Commission had told him that he could endorse a candidate.
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June 8, 2007 | From Times Staff Reports
The chairman of the City Council's Public Safety Committee on Thursday called on the Police Commission to expedite a decision on reappointing Police Chief William J. Bratton to another five-year term. "I believe it is important to end the uncertainty regarding the future of the department's leadership and bring closure to the appointment process by hearing this matter at the earliest possible time," Councilman Jack Weiss wrote in a letter to the commission.
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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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