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New inspector general named to L.A. Police Commission

The Los Angeles Police Commission on Tuesday announced its new inspector general.

Alexander Bustamante, 39, currently an assistant U.S. attorney in the Central District of California, was chosen by the commission to take over the watchdog office.

As inspector general, Bustamante will oversee a staff that serves as a check on the LAPD’s authority.

The office monitors how the department disciplines its officers and handles complaints from the public, as well as assessing the quality of the department’s internal audits, among other responsibilities.

Bustamante replaces Nicole Bershon, who departed several weeks ago to become a commissioner for the Los Angeles County Superior Court.

He is scheduled to start Nov. 16.

In announcing the selection, which followed a national search, Commission President Richard Drooyan said Bustamante “brings a diverse and extensive background to the position.”

Bustamante has worked in the U.S. attorney’s office for the last decade, prosecuting white-collar crimes, civil rights violations and violent crimes. For the last few years he has worked in the office’s Major Fraud section.

He also served in the Army, rising to the rank of captain and serving the judge advocate general’s corps for more than two years in Kosovo.


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