L.A.’s Bratton Abandons Murder-Reduction Vow

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-bratton30may30003428,1,3674545.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia Los Angeles Police Chief William J. Bratton says budget problems will prevent him from fulfulling a promise to reduce homicides in the city by 25% this year, says the Los Angeles Times. The City Council has blocked Bratton's request for 320 new officers and nearly $5 million to reorganize his 9,200-member department. Bratton says he will make do with the status . . .

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