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News Release

Friday, January 10, 2003

Media Relations

ABCs John Miller and Former LA Police Commission President Gerald Chaleff Join LAPD Team

"ABC’s John Miller and Former LA Police Commission President Gerald Chaleff Join LAPD Team"


Los Angeles - - Today, Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police William Bratton announced the appointments of ABC News Correspondent John Miller and prominent Los Angeles Attorney Gerald Chaleff, former president of the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. These appointments will be effective, Monday, January 13, 2003.

Mr. Chaleff, who formerly oversaw implementation of the Court-approved Federal Consent Decree for City Attorney Rocky Delgadillo, will assume similar responsibilities for Chief Bratton. Mr. Miller worked as a New York City Police Department Deputy Commissioner during Chief Bratton’s tenure as Police Commissioner of that City. He will be designated as the Special Assistant to the Chief of Police. His responsibilities will include the creation of a new Bureau of Homeland Security, which will include the Department’s expanded anti-terrorism detection, prevention and response efforts. His duties will also include the assumption of the Department’s intelligence functions.

Commenting on the appointments Chief Bratton said, "The appointments of Mr. Chaleff and Mr. Miller as key members of my new leadership team, are a reflection of my desire to bring together the best, brightest and most creative minds from both outside and inside the Department to fulfill Mayor James Hahn’s mandate to make Los Angeles the safest largest City in America. These appointments are a significant reflection of the re-focused priorities of the Los Angeles Police Department under my leadership – full commitment to reform and implementation of the Consent Decree, and increased prioritization and staffing of our anti-terrorism efforts. Both men will work closely with Chiefs James McDonnell, Sharon Papa and George Gascon in reorganizing the Department and implementing new crime reduction strategies."

This press release was prepared by Lieutenant Horace Frank, Officer in Charge, Media Relations Section, 213-485-3586.