LOS ANGELES (CBS/AP) — The Los Angeles Police Department’s civilian oversight board has unanimously elected real estate developer Steve Soboroff as its president.
The newly composed Los Angeles Police Commission, which oversees the LAPD and sets its policies, met Tuesday. Four of its five members were recently appointed by Mayor Eric Garcetti. Robert Saltzman, a law professor, remains from the prior board.
Soboroff said the commission intends to maintain and enhance reforms achieved by the department since federal oversight ended in May. He also pushed for the LAPD to adopt new technology such as lapel cameras within 18 months.
The former Dodgers vice chairman told KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO the cameras would be part of a continued reform effort in the LAPD.