Councilman Proposes to Keep LA Police Chief to 2017

Rules were made to be broken.

That's the sentiment of L.A. City Councilman Herb Wesson.  He's going to introduce a motion Friday to extend the term limits for the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

Right now the chief can only serve two, five-year terms.  But Wesson says there are circumstances where another five-year term is good public policy. 

No doubt this is a favorable nod to the current top cop, William Bratton.  He's currently in his second term, set to expire in 2012.  But the new initiative could keep him in office through 2017.

The term limit rule was instituted after the Rodney King beating in 1991.  Any changes to that would still have to be approved by voters.

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