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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
March 17, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Chief William J. Bratton has canceled a trip to Israel that had been slated to begin Thursday, deciding he had pressing matters to attend to in Los Angeles, a spokeswoman said. Bratton is sending a deputy chief in his place to exchange information on policing and anti-terrorism strategies with Israeli counterparts. The chief denied that his decision was related to a recent article in The Times reporting that Bratton spent 125 days last year out of town on business and personal trips.
September 15, 2006 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Police Chief William J. Bratton on Thursday endorsed a proposed state law that would give driver's licenses to illegal immigrants, though the licenses could not be used for general identification. They appeared with the bill's sponsor, state Sen. Gil Cedillo (D-Los Angeles). Bratton said the much-revised bill meets public safety standards. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is expected to veto it, however.
April 3, 2007 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Police Chief William J. Bratton on Monday conducted an inspection of 150 cadets at the police academy at James Monroe High School, praising their dedication to a program that is preparing them for a possible career in law enforcement. Since the magnet program was begun 11 years ago at Monroe, seven graduates have gone on to become Los Angeles Police Department officers.
July 20, 2006 | From a Times Staff Writer
Appearing together at a news conference at MacArthur Park, City Councilman Dennis Zine and Police Chief William J. Bratton shared a hug for the cameras Wednesday and downplayed the seriousness of their public disagreement over the police recruit drug-testing policy. "The chief and I are discussing this. We have no feud," Zine said. "We have no issue that we can't resolve among ourselves." Bratton said, "There will be no apology, but it has all been worked out. We had an interesting week."
April 5, 2010 | Lauren Beale, Los Angeles Times
Update: Former Los Angeles Police Department Chief William Bratton and his wife, Rikki Klieman, have sold their Los Feliz house for $1.4 million. They put the L-shaped house on the market in July at $1,875,000, about a month before Bratton, 62, announced that he was leaving the LAPD to run a private security firm on the East Coast. Walled and gated, the midcentury one-story has a courtyard entry, vaulted ceilings, four bedrooms, three bathrooms and 2,716 square feet of living space.
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