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L.A. City Council confirms Debra Wong Yang's appointment to police commission

September 23, 2009 | 11:30 am
The Los Angeles City Council this morning unanimously approved the appointment of former U.S. Atty. Debra Wong Yang to the city Board of Police Commissioners.

Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa nominated Yang, who is also a former Superior Court judge, in August.

Yang joins the commission at a time when it is searching for a replacement for outgoing Police Chief William J. Bratton.

She fills a seat on the five-member panel vacated by former commission President Anthony Pacheco, who left to pursue a legal career.

-- Phil Willon at L.A. City Hall