LAPD civilian oversight board elects its president

TAMI ABDOLLAH, Associated Press
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LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight board has unanimously elected real estate developer Steve Soboroff as its president.

The newly composed Los Angeles Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD and sets its policies, met Tuesday. Four of its five members were recently appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Robert Saltzman, a law professor, remains from the prior board.

New commission members include Paula Madison, a former journalist and media executive, who was elected Tuesday as its vice president; Sandra Figueroa-Villa, who heads a nonprofit community group; and Kathleen Kim, a law professor.

Soboroff said the commission intends to maintain and enhance reforms achieved by the department since federal oversight ended in May. He also pushed for the LAPD to adopt new technology such as lapel cameras within 18 months.

 

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