Here are a few highlights from the Video News Blog:
- Xavier Hermosillo, maintains the Commission used a much different process to evaluate former Chief Bernard Parks than they did with Bill Bratton and they did so out of the public eye.
- John Mack, current President of the Police Commission praises Bratton as “a man of the 21st Century”.
- Edith Perez: Former President of the Commission describes the thorough evaluation process used when considering Chief Willie Williams for re-appointment.
- Police Shootings & Beatings: Hermosillo points out major incidents that happened on Bratton’s watch, citing the Devon Brown shooting, Susie Pena shooting and the Stanley Miller flashlight beating.
- Xavier Hermosillo says that Bratton is blaming others for what should be his responsibility, citing his own phone call to NYPD where he claims they verified one hundred flashlight beating incidents in New York, while Bratton was Chief.
- Corruption, in the City of Los Angeles, is what Hermosillo says has led to the current situation and he blames Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa who has the ultimate responsibility for appointing a Chief.
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