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Replacement for Bratton May Have to Wait

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If there were any fantasies about having the new LAPD Chief work side by side with Bratton as he transitioned out of the job, those were shot down today in City Council.

An official from the Personnel Department said the timeline has selection occurring in November. "We're trying to expedite this as much as possible, but we want to make sure that we do not cut any corners and we have a very valid and transparent selection process," she said.

Bratton will resign on October 31st and many believe the best candidate will come within his administration. Of course, working side by side as one chief transitions out as the other transitions in is ideal, but the legal process the city must go through is not realistic under Bratton's end date.

Interestingly enough, the process will include an online survey for residents to rank the qualities they would like to see in their new chief in addition to a handful of community meetings yet to be announced.