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The Los Angeles Police Department’s Office of the Chief of Police announces the Rose Matsui Ochi plaque dedication.
Wednesday, October 6, 2021
1880 North Academy Drive (Courtyard)
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore
Former Los Angeles Police Commissioner Alan Skobin
Family Friend Darlene Kuba
Rose Matsui Ochi served on the Board of Police Commissioners from 2001 to 2005 and helped develop policies and procedures that focused on the Department’s core value, “Quality Through Continuous Improvement.” She served the people of Los Angeles for more than 20 years and was the first Asian American to serve as a Los Angeles Police Commission member. Rose was also an assistant U.S. attorney general advising former President Bill Clinton. She was instrumental on advising Los Angeles City Mayors Tom Bradley and James Hahn on issues related to criminal justice.
Rose Matsui Ochi was born on December 5, 1938, in East Los Angeles and was one of four children. She attended Roosevelt High School in East Los Angeles. She attended UCLA and graduated in 1959. She earned her graduate degree in education at Cal State Los Angeles in 1967 and earned her law degree from Loyola Law School in 1972. Rose Matsui Ochi passed away on December 13, 2020.
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