Bratton Gets Another Five Year Term
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Bratton At Police Commission

City Councilman Dennis Zine congratulates Police Chief William J. Bratton and his wife, Rikki, right, on the chief’s reappointment. Councilmen Jack Weiss and Bill Rosendahl stand behind Bratton. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Commission President John W. Mack, with Bratton at a news conference after the panel voted to give the chief a second term, praised Bratton for “enlightened, decisive leadership.” (Gary Friedman / LAT)
As an aide holds the door open, Bratton enters Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s office after the chief was given another five-year term. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
“The numbers simply don’t lie,” Villaraigosa said of the drop in reported crime during Bratton’s tenure. “Chief Bratton passed with flying colors.” (Gary Friedman / LAT)
William and Rikki Bratton stroll through City Hall in front of Villaraigosa. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Bratton smiles during the morning meeting of the Police Commission. The panel voted unanimously to award Bratton a new five-year term as chief. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
After learning that he had received a second term as chief, Bratton -- shown here in a moment of levity during today’s Police Commission meeting -- said the LAPD was fulfilling the mandate presented by the post-riot Christopher Commission in the early 1990s. “The dream has in fact become a reality,” Bratton said. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Bratton talks with commission Inspector General Andre Birotte Jr. during today’s meeting. (Gary Friedman / LAT)
Although the MacArthur Park fracas last month put Bratton and the department under new scrutiny, he has been praised for his handling of the incident’s aftermath. Here, he speaks to members of the news media before today’s Police Commission meeting. (Gary Friedman / LAT)