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March 1991 Police beating of Rodney King caught on videotape. July 1991 Christopher Commission, headed by O’Melveny & Myers partner Warren Christopher, issues report urging Police Commission to take a more active and critical role overseeing the LAPD; recommends creation of inspector general position to monitor department. 1993 Mayor Richard Riordan elected, replacing Tom Bradley. May 1996 Police Commission consultant issues “Five Year Report” on status of Christopher Commission reforms. Finds Police Commission still lacks adequate resources, including a computer system to analyze police data. July 1996 Heller Ehrman partner Raymond Fisher appointed president of Police Commission. Local prosecutor Katherine Mader becomes first inspector general. July 1997 Latham partner Edith Perez elevated to Police Commission president after Fisher takes Justice Department job. August 1997 Bernard Parks sworn in as police chief, succeeding Willie Williams. November 1997 Inspector General Mader issues critical report on “high-risk” officers in LAPD. August 19, 1998 Police Commission president Perez holds press conference to announce that the LAPD has implemented 80 percent of the Christopher Commission reforms. Declares it a “proud day” for the LAPD. August 25, 1998 Chief Parks tells Police Commission that officer Raphael Perez has been arrested for stealing cocaine from a police storage room. November 1998 Inspector General Katherine Mader resigns. May 1999 Assistant U.S. attorney Jeffrey Eglash becomes second inspector general. July 1999 Orrick partner Gerald Chaleff replaces Latham’s Perez as president of Police Commission. September 1999 Indicted ex-cop Raphael Perez starts offering information about widespread police corruption as part of a plea bargain. April 2000 Police Commission announces formation of independent panel to examine the police department. Blue-ribbon group includes partners from most of L.A.’s major firms. CURRENT COMMISSIONERS Gerald Chaleff (President) — Partner, Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe Dean Hansell — Partner, LeBoeuf, Lamb, Green, & MacRae T. Warren Jackson — Vice president and assistant general counsel, Hughes Electronics Corporation Herbert Boeckmann II — Chairman and CEO, Galpin Motors, Inc., a car dealership Raquelle de la Rocha — Of counsel, Ballard, Rosenberg & Golper

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