Head of Police Commission Resigns

The president of the Police Commission, a civilian panel that oversees the policies of the Los Angeles Police Department, announced Tuesday he is resigning to devote more time to his law practice.

Anthony Pacheco has served on the commission for four years, the last two as president of the five-member board.

"I have worked diligently to enhance community relations, foster best policing practices, seek the successful conclusion of the Consent Decree and address key issues (such as gang violence and homelessness and institutional changes to the department)," Pacheco wrote in his resignation letter to the mayor.

"I have focused on these and other matters to inspire confidence in the department's efforts to protect and to serve the community. I am proud of the progress that we have made over these past four years," Pacheco wrote.

Pacheco, a partner with Proskauer Rose LLP, was recently appointed vice chair of the law firm's committee that recommends candidates for promotion to senior counsel and partner.

His resignation is effective July 1.

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