This is an archival story that predates current editorial management.
This archival content was written, edited, and published prior to LAist's acquisition by its current owner, Southern California Public Radio ("SCPR"). Content, such as language choice and subject matter, in archival articles therefore may not align with SCPR's current editorial standards. To learn more about those standards and why we make this distinction, please click here.
Former LAPD Chief Bratton to Help Rid Britain of Gang Violence
William Bratton, the onetime Chief of Police in Los Angeles, has accepted a consulting gig in Britain that will have him helping deal with the nation's gang violence. The job is expected to begin shortly, says NBC Los Angeles, and was confirmed by Bratton with British PM David Cameron.
Cameron called upon Bratton to seek his expertise in urban violence after several days of rioting broke out on the streets of London last week. Bratton tackled the issue during his tenures with the police departments in his hometown of Boston, in New York City, and from 2002-2009 here in Los Angeles.
Though this gig is said to be long-term, Bratton does not anticipate moving to the UK permanently.
Recently, the Dodgers brought on Bratton to help them review their security at the stadium following the near-fatal beating of Bryan Stow in the venue parking lot at the hands of two game attendees.
Southern California's Snow-Capped Mountains Are Beautiful. Here's Where To Maximize The View (And Snap A Great Picture)It's been many, many years since we saw this much snow in our mountains. Going up there right now isn't safe, but here are some places where you can enjoy the view and snap a pic.
April Valentine died at Centinela Hospital. Her daughter was born by emergency C-section. She'd gone into the pregnancy with a plan, knowing Black mothers like herself were at higher risk.
A look at years past when snows creeped into our citified neighborhoods, away from the mountains and foothills.
In the face of a drier future, that iconic piece of Americana is on its way out in Southern California.
Another Missing Hiker Has Been Found Dead In San Gabriels As Search For Actor Julian Sands ContinuesBob Gregory, 62, went missing the same day as Sands. His body was recovered near Mount Islip.