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Obama Nominates LAPD Inspector General to be U.S. Attorney

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The man charged with leading the office that investigates complaints and use of force incidents along with auditing the Los Angeles Police Department yesterday was nominated by President Barack Obama to be a United States Attorney. André Birotte, Jr. has been L.A.'s Inspector General since 2003, joining the office two years prior.

“These men and women have not only the legal experience and aptitude, but the commitment to public service to make exemplary United States Attorneys,” Obama said in a statement. “I am honored to nominate them and look forward to their continued service on behalf of the American people.”

If confirmed, Birotte will be the "the first African American U.S. attorney for the district, which covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties," notes the LA Times.

After graduating from Tufts University in 1987 and Pepperdine University School of Law 1991, Birotte started his career as a Deputy Public Defender in the Los Angeles County Public Defender’s Office from 1991 to 1995.

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