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Former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton named to board of spin-off company of Motorola

December 1, 2010 |  6:28 pm

William J. Bratton appears to be as busy in retirement as he was as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Since September, Bratton has been chairman of the global security firm Kroll. On Tuesday, he was named to the transition team of California Atty. Gen.-elect Kamala Harris.

A day later, it was announced that Bratton had been named to the board of one of two companies that will be formed from the Schaumburg, Ill.-based communications firm Motorola.

Motorola Solutions Inc. will be responsible for selling communications equipment such as police radios and barcode scanners to government and corporate customers, according to a news release issued by the company Wednesday. Bratton was one of nine board members named by the company.

In addition to his day jobs, the former chief recently offered up television commentary on the Ronnie Chasen murder case and wrote an article in the British newspaper the Telegraph about government's role in law enforcement.

As LAPD chief, Bratton dramatically reshaped the department and pushed down crime rates between 2002 and 2009. He surprised the city's political and police leadership by stepping down with two years remaining on his second term.

-- Andrew Blankstein