This is an area that is under the influence of a Latino gang6-year-old shot in LA Mar 05, 2008
There is never a good time to leave, but there is a right timeLAPD Chief Bratton says he'll resign Aug 05, 2009
The taxpayers of Los Angeles provide excellent benefits for police officersLA cop charged with moonlighting Apr 11, 2007
We will be using a matrix that encompasses violent crime committed by the gangs, interracial crime, assaults on police officersLos Angeles police eye smaller gangs Jan 10, 2007
You can't be lucky seven times in a row. If I was, I'd be making a living hanging out at the blackjack tableLos Angeles crime down 8 percent Dec 27, 2006
William Joseph "Bill" Bratton CBE (born October 6, 1947) is an American law enforcement officer who served as the chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), New York City Police Commissioner, and Boston Police Commissioner.
Bratton began his police career at Boston Police Department before becoming Police Commissioner in New York City, where his zero-tolerance policy has been credited with reducing petty and violent crime. He moved to Los Angeles Police Department in 2001 reforming the police after the 1992 Los Angeles Riots and crime was reduced.
Bratton's policing style is influenced by the broken windows theory that if minor, petty crime is not dealt with, crime will increase. He advocates having an ethnically diverse police force representative of the population, maintaining a strong relationship with the law-abiding population, tackling police corruption, being tough on gangs and a strict no-tolerance anti-social behaviour.