Jody came out firing today and big changes are the result.
Jimmy Jackson 11th District Commander to First Deputy Superintendent
Beatrice Cuello 10th District Commander to Deputy Superintendent, Bureau of Patrol
Mike Shields Area 2 Deputy to Deputy Superintendent Bureau of Strategic Deployment
Steve Peterson Area 4 detectives to Deputy Superintendent, Bureau of Investigative Services
The Tribune is reporting that Charlie Williams, Hirum Grau and John Risley were all offered a choice of being demoted or leave, and they chose to leave. Jody also announced the creation of a new Bureau of Profesional Standards to be headed by Peter Brust, former special agent in-charge of the FBI field office in Los Angeles.
Is this just the start of things to come? What happens to Debra Kirby and Matt Tobias? The way I read it they will come under new Deputy Pete Brust.
According to the department website;
The Bureau of Professional Standards is a new bureau which encompasses several functions such as the Internal Affairs Division and Training.
I can think of a few district commanders that need to be given the same offer as Williams, Grau and Risley. I can also think of a few district commanders who stars will rise as a result of these changes.