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New appointee announced to civilian panel that oversees LAPD

June 18, 2012 |  6:13 pm

Andrea Sheridan Ordin, a longtime Los Angeles-area attorney, has been appointed to a civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department.

Ordin's appointment to the Police Commission was announced Monday by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's office. She served on the commission from 2005 to 2010.

Ordin was a member of the Christopher Commission, a panel headed by former Secretary of State Warren Christopher that studied the LAPD and recommended changes in the wake of the 1991 beating of Rodney King. She also is a former assistant state attorney general, assistant Los Angeles County district attorney and county counsel for Los Angeles County.

Her appointment must be confirmed by the City Council. If approved, her term would end June 30, 2013.


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