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Bratton taps L.A. allies for jobs in global security firm


http://latimes.image2.trb.com/lanews/media/photo/2009-03/45788191.jpgFormer L.A. Police Chief William J. Bratton has tapped two allies in his new post in the private sector.

Bratton stepped down as police chief to work for Virginia-based Altegrity Inc. The company is launching a global investigations firm, Altegrity Risk International, of which Bratton is chairman, according to The Times' Stuart Pfeifer:

Bratton has tapped former L.A. City Councilman Jack Weiss to run the company's Los Angeles office and former Deputy Police Chief Michael Berkow as president of its security consulting unit. Bratton retired from the Los Angeles Police Department in October after seven years to work for Altegrity, which had more than $900 million in revenue last year and is headed by Mike Cherkasky, former chief executive of the Kroll Group.

Photo: Weiss (top); Bratton (side). Credit: Los Angeles Times

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The three stooges for sure. Good luck Hollywood Bill!!!

Jack is exactly the right man for the job! About time we have someone who understands the nature of the domestic and international threats against this city, and has the experience and proven commitment to know what to do about it.

Bratton's i-Watch merits more attention as well - it's the kind of community vigilance we need more of in addition to high-tech gizmos and official agencies.
I got an E-Policing email today about events informing us about it, and other things we can do to protect ourselves, coming up in our communities - I encourage everyone to sign up.

Maybe we will get lucky, and he will get Mayor Antonio. He would do us a big favor. Maybe he will take more members of the city council, and Santana.

Jack Weiss??? LMAO. Time to sell Altegrity stock!

I'm glad Jack found a job he's qualified for; few know more about corruption and deceit.

Pity that Bratton didn't check Weiss's State Bar records as it is now six months since Weiss left City Hall and Weiss is still using the Councilmember for CD5's details as address. This violates State Bar Rule 2.2 and 2.3 which requires a member to update his address and contact information within 30 days.

Doesn't say much for Bratton - hiring someone who ignores the rules, or maybe it does?

Commenter "jack" is the Trutanich troll who popped up during the election to spread lies and allegations and continues to do so whenever Weiss's name is mentioned - as did David Berger himself, Trutanich's righthand man, the former running mate of Walter Moore-anti immigrant candidate, who's now in charge of "ethics" for Trutanich. What does that say about people who "won" the election thanks largely to the false spin by THIS paper and especially its editorial board? We got the wrong man in the election as a result, the experienced and far more educated and articulate one, the one who's shown his professionalism over the years, is now back doing a job that fits him like a glove to make us more secure.

Lets get real, former councilmember Jack Weiss's unemployment benefits are set to expire and Papa Bratton
is throwing him a bone.

All that Weiss gets is a title, a desk, a phone, a numbered parking space and the first 1000 business cards printed free.

Maybe $500 per week draw against commission for two months so Jack can rent a decent car and pay for dry cleaning.

After that, its 10% of any contracts he brings in with
new prospects only.

That will make things pretty tough on Jack, because Bratton
will be able to claim almost any L.A. client as a previous contact - considering his last six months as chief was mostly schmoozing.


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