Consideration Process of Chief Brattons Requested Second Term

April 11, 2007

Los Angeles – On April 2, 2007, Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton submitted his letter to the Board of Police Commissioners requesting his reappointment to a second five-year term. Pursuant to the Los Angeles City Charter, the Police Commission now has until July 27, 2007, to either approve or deny Chief Bratton’s request.

"I believe we can implement this process in an objective and fair manner in the very near future," stated Police Commission President John W. Mack. "For the benefit of the people of Los Angeles, we should be able to conduct a complete and thorough review of Chief Bratton’s past performance and future expectations within approximately one month."

Input from the public is an essential element for the most comprehensive review of Chief Bratton’s service to the City of Los Angeles. In this connection, the Police Commission is inviting community members to participate in a public hearing to share their thoughts on Chief Bratton’s proposed second term.

Information on the public meeting is as follows:

April 30, 2007

Department of Water and Power Auditorium
111 North Hope Street
Los Angeles, California 90012