Who will be Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's choice to replace Chief Bratton?
The final three choices to replace Chief Bill Bratton have been selected by the Police Commission.
Already, via KNX 1070 AM, comments are being made about the racial makeup of the candidates (all the candidates are white). Second, Deputy Chief Charles Beck is the favorite. Third, why no consideration to candidates outside the department? And lastly, out-going Chief Bill Bratton surely was influential in this selection process.
Each candidate will now be subjected to an interview with Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa during the remain days of this work week. Mayor Villaraigosa in the just concluded photo op/press conference, stated that he would be deliberate and inclusive in his decision making process.
** Deputy Chief Michael Downing will serve as the "interm chief" until Bratton's replacement is sworn in to office.
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