Bratton: L.A. Council Chief Would “Kneecap” Cops

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-padilla14may14,1,2629451.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia Los Angeles City Council President Alex Padilla says the city should delay Mayor James K. Hahn's proposal to expand the police force by 320 until the city's financial picture becomes clearer. His stance was assailed by Police Chief William Bratton, the Los Angeles Times reports. Padilla, a longtime Hahn ally, billed his plan a compromise to break the stalemate between the mayor . . .

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