Support for LAist comes from
We Explain L.A.
Stay Connected

Share This

News

Former LAPD Chief Bratton to Help Rid Britain of Gang Violence

chief-bratton-lapd.jpg
Photo by dataxy via LAist Featured Photos on Flickr
Stories like these are only possible with your help!
You have the power to keep local news strong for the coming months. Your financial support today keeps our reporters ready to meet the needs of our city. Thank you for investing in your community.

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.