Alex Padilla, James T. Butts Jr., Eloy Morales Jr.
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James T. Butts Jr. through the years

Alex Padilla, James T. Butts Jr., Eloy Morales Jr.
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr., center, chats with Councilmen Eloy Morales Jr., right, and Alex Padilla during a meeting March 10, 2015. (Stuart Palley / For The Times)
James T. Butts Jr.
Mayor James T. Butts Jr., left, speaks with Inglewood residents after a council meeting on March 10, 2015. (Stuart Palley / For The Times)
Inglewood council meeting
James T. Butts Jr., center, and council members discuss a measure to allow developers to add an NFL stadium to an existing plan to develop the Hollywood Park site during a meeting on Feb. 24, 2015. (Lawrence K. Ho / Los Angeles Times)
James T. Butts Jr., Dalai Lama
The Dalai Lama greets Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. before giving a speech at the Forum on Feb. 25, 2014. (Barbara Davidson / Los Angeles Times)
Timothy B. Schmit, James T. Butts Jr., Joe Walsh
Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. is flanked by Timothy B. Schmit, left, and Joe Walsh of the Eagles during a news conference to unveil plans to refurbish the Forum. (Genaro Molina / Los Angeles Times)
Jeffrey Rudolph, Antonio Villaraigosa, James T. Butts Jr.
L.A. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts Jr. are all smiles as Jeffrey Rudolph, president of the California Science Center, announces plans to bring the space shuttle Endeavour to Los Angeles on Aug. 8, 2012. (Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)
James T. Butts Jr., Lee Baca, Stephen Tidwell
James T. Butts Jr., then the head of Los Angeles International Airport security, listens at the far left as L.A. County Sheriff Lee Baca addresses a panel assembled at the L.A. Times on Aug. 29, 2006, to discuss how emergency officials would react to a terrorist threat. (Ricardo DeAratanha / Los Angeles Times)
James T. Butts Jr.
Santa Monica Police Chief James T. Butts Jr. checks computers that had been covered with a tarp to protect them from pipes leaking in the ceiling of the aging department offices on Nov. 7, 1996. (Gina Ferazzi / Los Angeles Times)
James T. Butts Jr.
James T. Butts Jr., then chief of police in Santa Monica, addresses the media after a possible suspect in the Oklahoma City federal building bombings was arrested on suspicion of car theft. There was no evidence linking the alleged thief to the bombings. (Jeff Haynes / AFP / Getty Images)
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