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William Bratton

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  • 3,024 pounds of cocaine seized during Sinaloa cartel investigation

    A three-year undercover investigation into the drug-smuggling operations of a Sinaloa cartel through Imperial Valley has led to the seizure of 3,024 pounds of cocaine worth $96 million, authorities said Wednesday. The operation started in Imperial...
  • William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says

    William Bratton, 'progressive visionary,' to lead NYPD, mayor-elect says
    NEW YORK -- Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio on Thursday named former Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton to head the New York Police Department, calling him a “progressive visionary” who will fight crime while also easing distrust and...
  • Former LAPD Chief William Bratton returns to NYPD commissioner post

    Former LAPD Chief William Bratton returns to NYPD commissioner post
    NEW YORK -- New York City Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio named William J. Bratton to return as the city’s police commissioner Thursday, selecting the former LAPD police chief to head a department praised for overseeing a drop in crime but criticized for...
  • William Bratton 'exactly' what New York needs, LAPD chief says

    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck said he called his "good friend" and "mentor" William J. Bratton to congratulate him on his appointment for the second time as New York City police commissioner. New York Mayor-elect Bill de Blasio made the...
  • County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads

    County social workers strike over pay, high caseloads
    Los Angeles County social workers took to the picket lines on Thursday, the first county strike in more than a decade and a sharp escalation of a labor dispute between the county and its biggest employee union. The strike, which may include up to 3,...
  • Minnesota archdiocese names 34 priests accused of sexual abuse

    After months of accusations that it had mishandled the sensitive issue, the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis on Thursday disclosed the names of 34 priests who have been accused of sexually abusing minors, becoming the latest Roman Catholic Church...
  • LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD

    LAPD's Beck: William Bratton will 'meet all the challenges' at NYPD
    Citing William Bratton's past work with L.A.'s minority communities, Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Thursday called his former boss the "perfect person" to head the New York Police Department. Beck said he spoke to his "great friend" and...
  • Russian diplomats charged with Medicaid fraud

    WASHINGTON – Current and former Russian diplomats in New York routinely claimed poverty to fraudulently collect Medicaid benefits for their pregnant wives and children while shopping for luxury watches, Tiffany’s jewelry and even robotic...
  • Monterey Park drops plan for English signs amid community outcry

    Monterey Park drops plan for English signs amid community outcry
    The Monterey Park City Council unanimously voted against adopting an ordinance that would have required some "modern Latin lettering" on storefront signs in addition to Chinese characters. After a four-hour discussion Wednesday night with more than 40...
  • Sen. Feinstein: New York train crash shows safety goals must be met

    WASHINGTON – After New York’s deadly train derailment, Congress should hold firm to a 2015 deadline for railroads to install systems that will automatically slow down or stop trains if engineers exceed speed limits or are on a collision course...
  • LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death

    LAPD chief asks for public's help in 7-year-old's 'horrific' death
    Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck asked Thursday for the public's help in finding those responsible for the shooting death of a 7-year-old boy, which he called a "horrific crime." Beck said detectives have been "working around the clock" since...