LA Police Chief Bill Bratton May Get Third Term

Los Angeles is weighing an exemption from term limits for Police Chief Bill Bratton.

Removing the terms limits would require voter approval and revise one aspect of the police reforms that stemmed from the 1991 beating of Rodney G. King, which sparked riots when four LAPD officers were initially acquitted of brutality. Those reforms limited the police chief to two five-year terms.

I was at Chief Bratton's first swearing-in ceremony in 2002.(One of the cops providing security was 1960's singer Bobby Sherman -- here's a picture of my pal Mickey Sherman (no relation) and me with him.)

All of my coverage of Chief Bratton's tenure as LA Police Chief is here. I hope he gets another term.

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    Oh My God (none / 0) (#1)
    by Randinho on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 09:10:55 PM EST
    One of the stars of Here Come the Brides became a cop? My sisters would be crushed ;-)

    Yup, he works both (none / 0) (#2)
    by Jeralyn on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 09:13:22 PM EST
    for LAPD and as a San Bernadino Deputy Sheriff.

    Wm J. Bratton (none / 0) (#3)
    by kaleidescope on Wed Mar 25, 2009 at 10:22:00 PM EST
    Let's not forget that Bratton was, basically, driven out as commissioner of the NYPD because Rudy Giuliani was jealous of the crime-fighting attention Bratton got for the successful reforms he implemented.

    L.A. was lucky to get him.