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Despite house sale, LAPD chief Bratton is staying in L.A.

July 9, 2009 |  5:29 pm

Los Angeles Police Department Chief William J. Bratton has his home on the market -- but he said today that he has no plans to leave the city.

The Los Feliz he shares with his wife, Rikki Klieman, has come on the Multiple Listing Service at $1,875,000.

When asked what the Bratton-watchers of the world should read into the decision to sell, Bratton said he was not about to skip town for London, New York or anywhere else. If and when the house sells, Bratton said, he and Klieman will buy another place in or around L.A.

One reason for wanting to move? The pool at the house, which Bratton said he has used it all of two times since moving in and is a pain to maintain.

The one-story house, built in 1964, has four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,716 square feet. Described as an "architectural hacienda," the private walled and gated home has a courtyard entry, city lights views, outdoor entertainment areas and a swimming pool surrounded by mature trees and landscaping. Inside the updated post-and-beam house are vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and a redone kitchen.

--Joel Ruben and Lauren Beale