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Fond farewell for Chief Bratton

Daily News

Police Chief William J. Bratton bid farewell Wednesday to the city and the members of the LAPD, saying he had "saved my best for last" as he prepares to end his 39-year police career.

The next chief: the three finalists

LA Times Opinion

All three men named by the Police Commission -- First Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Michel Moore, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck -- are good choices to succeed William J. Bratton.

Three insiders being considered for LAPD chief

LA Times

Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck and Deputy Chief Michel Moore will be interviewed this week by the mayor. His selection must be approved by a City Council majority.

Police commission meeting to pick finalists for LAPD chief

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Commission went behind closed doors this morning and intends to emerge sometime this afternoon after winnowing the list of aspiring L.A. police chiefs down to three finalists.

The LAPD fights crime, not illegal immigration

LA Times Opinion

The outgoing chief of police urges the department to keep focusing on community outreach.

Los Angeles adopts Google e-mail system for 30,000 city employees

LA Times

The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously today to outsource its e-mail system to Google Inc., making it the largest city in the nation to make the move and handing the Web search giant a major victory in its quest to become a software provider to the world's cities and businesses.

Bratton coy on naming his choice for chief

LA Times

As the field narrows to three finalists, outgoing leader says he expects an LAPD insider to get the job.

State says 3 low-level prisons no longer needed

Associated Press

California officials say a drop in the number of minimum-security inmates is allowing them to end contracts with the companies that operate three private prisons.

Next LAPD chief could be historic selection

Daily News

SEARCH: Two women, an Asian and two Latinos are among the final 13 candidates for the position.

Decision on chief narrowing to three

Daily News

LAPD: Panel's recommendations will go to mayor, who is expected to make a choice by Monday.

LAPD on edge: Who will be the next police chief?

Pajamas Media

The city of Los Angeles is in the final process of selecting a new police chief to succeed William Bratton, who steps down on October 31. Many of us who serve at the lower ranks of the LAPD are understandably a bit on edge as we await the announcement.

LA officials unveil $437M police headquarters

Associated Press

The Los Angeles Police Department has been handed the keys to its new headquarters. Outgoing Chief William J. Bratton dedicated the gleaming 10-story, $437 million downtown structure at a ceremony Saturday attended by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and other city and state officials.

Council to keep close eye on police hiring

Daily News

After reaching an agreement with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa over this year's level of police hiring, the Los Angeles City Council on Friday adopted a plan to get regular updates on the Los Angeles Police Department's spending and attrition rates.

Judges reject California plan to cut prison crowding

LA Times

The panel threatens to impose its own plan if the state does not submit an acceptable one within three weeks.

More than 1,100 feds, LA police conduct gang sweep

Associated Press

More than 1,100 FBI agents and police officers spread out through South Los Angeles, banging on doors before dawn Thursday in a crackdown against a gang implicated in drug dealing and violent crime, authorities said.

L.A. Police Commission conceals the identities of two outside candidates applying to be next LAPD chief

LA Times blog

The Los Angeles Police Commission today completed two days of interviews with candidates vying to be the next LAPD chief. Officials hope to select three finalists by Tuesday.

LAPD Records

City News Service

After the release of a number of photographs by the Los Angeles Police Protective League that showed some confidential police personnel records were being stored without adequate safeguards, a councilman today demanded an audit of personnel record-keeping practices throughout city government.

L.A. City Council panel declines to back Google e-mail contract

LA Times

A Los Angeles City Council panel declined Monday to take a vote on a proposed contract with Google Inc. to replace the city's e-mail system, passing the decision on to the full council amid unresolved concerns about the cost and necessity of the contract.

LAPD's top brass interviewing to be next top cop

Daily News

City officials Wednesday began interviewing the 13 semi-finalists to replace outgoing police Chief William Bratton, a group that is mostly coming from within the Los Angeles Police Department's top insider ranks.

Insiders still favored for LAPD chief, sources say

LA Times

Four people are considered front-runners, but interviews with the Police Commission and with the mayor could prove crucial, observers say.

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