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Birotte confirmed as U.S. Attorney in Los Angeles

February 11, 2010 |  7:10 pm

Andre Birotte Jr. was confirmed by the Senate on Thursday as President Obama’s selection to serve as U.S. attorney in Los Angeles.

Birotte, who has served for the past six years as the Los Angeles Police Department’s inspector general, will oversee an office of about 275 prosecutors responsible for a seven-county jurisdiction covering much of Southern California.

Birotte 43, will be the first African American man to hold the post. Details about the timing of Birotte’s expected move from the LAPD to the U.S. attorney’s office were not immediately available.

Scott Glover