Bernard Parks (born December 7, 1943 in Beaumont, Texas) is a member of the Los Angeles City Council, representing the 8th District in South Los Angeles and former Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Events 43 BC - Marcus Tullius Cicero assassinated 1696 - Connecticut Route 108, one of the oldest highways Year 1943 ( MCMXLIII) was a Common year starting on Friday (the link will display full 1943 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Beaumont is a city in and the County seat of Jefferson County, Texas, United States, within the Beaumont&ndash Port Arthur Metropolitan The Los Angeles City Council is the governing body of the City of Los Angeles, California United States South Los Angeles, often abbreviated as South LA, is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown
Parks attended Los Angeles City College, received his B. Los Angeles City College, known as LACC is a public Community college in the Hollywood section of Los Angeles California. S. from Pepperdine University, and holds a Masters in public administration from the University of Southern California. Pepperdine University is a private University of higher learning affiliated with the Churches of Christ. Public administration can be broadly described as the development implementation and study of branches of government Policy. The University of Southern California (commonly referred to as USC, SC, Southern California, and incorrectly
Appointed Chief of Police on August 12, 1997, Parks oversaw a significant drop in violent crime throughout the city and especially in South Central. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Battle of Ascalon - Crusaders under the command of Godfrey of Bouillon defeat Fatimid Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar However, during his tenure, the LAPD was rocked by a corruption and police brutality scandal involving the elite C.R.A.S.H. anti-gang unit of the Rampart Division in the overwhelmingly Latino Pico-Union and Westlake districts. Community Resources Against Street Hoodlums, usually known by the acronym C See also Los Angeles Police Department The Rampart Division of the Los Angeles Police Department serves communities to the west and northwest of Downtown Pico-Union is a district in Los Angeles California. Its name derives from the intersection of Pico Boulevard and Union Avenue Westlake is a district in Los Angeles California. It should not be confused with Westlake Village, an independent municipality in Los Angeles County near Parks's generally inflexible and high-handed leadership during the crisis led to severe morale problems among the rank and file, and his public relations efforts were generally regarded as poor. Public relations (PR is the practice of managing the flow of Information between an Organization and its Publics Public relations - often referred Some commentators, including former officers, have noted that the activities involved in the Rampart scandal dated back to when he was head of LAPD's Internal Affairs division and have accused his office of covering up the brewing scandal. The internal affairs ( United States terminology division of a Law enforcement agency investigates incidents and plausible suspicions of lawbreaking and
His term ended on May 4, 2002, as the recently elected Mayor James K. Hahn opted not to retain him. Events 1256 - The Augustinian monastic order is constituted at the Lecceto Monastery when Pope Alexander IV See also 2002 (disambiguation Year 2002 ( MMII) was a Common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. James Kenneth "Jim" Hahn (born July 3, 1950) is an American politician from the Democratic Party. Parks was replaced by former NYPD commissioner William Bratton. William Joseph "Bill" Bratton (born October 6, 1947) is currently the 54th Chief of police of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD However, Hahn's lack of finesse in handling the firing of Parks is generally considered to be a factor in Hahn's defeat his 2005 bid for re-election. In Contract bridge and similar games a finesse is a technique which allows one to promote tricks based on a favorable position of one or more cards in the hands of the Los Angeles' African-American community had helped propelled Hahn to victory in the 2001 mayoral election. African Americans or Black Americans are citizens or residents of the United States who have origins in any of the black populations of Africa However, he alienated that base with his removal of Parks, who was still highly-respected by many in that community.
Soon after the end of his tenure as LAPD chief, Parks capitalized on his popularity among South Los Angeles' black population to win a vacant seat on the City Council, where his relatively pro-business orientation and unconcealed enmity for Hahn made him a colorful media figure. South Los Angeles, often abbreviated as South LA, is the official name for a large geographic and cultural portion lying to the southwest and southeast of downtown Since Hahn's departure from office, Parks' most frequent media quarrels have been with Bratton. Parks ran for mayor in the 2005 elections, but lost in the primary election, placing fourth. The 2005 Los Angeles mayoral election took place on March 8, 2005, with a runoff election on May 17. Part of his campaign was changing the LAPD officer work schedule to five days-eight hours rather than the current three day-twelve hour schedule. Parks took the first step in running for the seat held by county Supervisor Yvonne B. Burke, forming a committee that would allow him to raise money for the June 8 election. Yvonne Brathwaite Burke (born October 5, 1932) is a politician from Los Angeles California, U Parks is the first politician to make such a move toward seeking the seat, which encompasses much of South Los Angeles as well as the recently closed Martin Luther King Jr. -Harbor Hospital.
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