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Soboroff elected to head the police commission

Thumbnail image for lapd-car-protect-serve.jpgSteven Soboroff, a Garcetti backer who has served on previous city commissions, was chosen by the new police commission yesterday to serve as the board's president. The police commission is made up of civilians who oversee the LAPD brass, and sometimes the members — who are appointed by the mayor — are more activist than at other times. Sounds like Soboroff intends to be heard from in the post. From Joel Rubin's story in the LA Times:

About 2 1/2 minutes into his opening remarks after he joined the city's Police Commission and was elected as its president, Soboroff called bluntly for the department to outfit officers with small video cameras that attach to their uniforms and would record potentially controversial encounters.


The technology, he said, needed to be in place "soon." And, by that, he said, "I mean within 18 months, not 18 years."



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