Rick Caruso - Don't let the door hit you in the ...
According to the press release just distributed from Caruso Affiliated, Rick Caruso (Owner of the Grove) sent a letter to MEAV announcing his resignation from the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners. Citing his confidence in the current LAPD command staff, and his need to spend more time managing his company, Caruso said his resignation will be effective July 1, 2005 or upon the confirmation of his replacement.
Some nuggets from the release:
"As a member and former President of the Police Commission for the past four years, it has been a privilege and honor to serve both the people of this city as well as the proud men and women of the Los Angeles Police Department. As I know you are aware, no one deserves our respect and strong support more than the men and women who work day in and day out to keep Los Angeles safe," Caruso said in his letter.
"Although more is left to do, the turn-around is complete and I feel I can step down while leaving the Department in the capable hands of our current senior command," Caruso said.
Translation - I backed the wrong horse, and rather than face the music, I'll claim complete credit for the good, pretend like the bad never happened, and hide behind the brave men and women who actually put their butts on the line defending us if you try to say anything bad about me, and run for the hills since my sweetheart deals are up.
To the men and women in blue, WE LOVE YOU. To Mr. Caruso, don't let the door hit you in the...