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Mayor, Nunez To Join Tonight's Rally: Bratton Plans to Attend (tags)
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa and Assembly Speaker Fabian Nunez are among those expected to join immigrant-rights activists Thursday for a march and rally to denounce the actions of Los Angeles riot police at a May Day rally at MacArthur Park. Police Chief William Bratton, who will be at the LAPD's assembly area at today's rally, according to his office, told KPCC-FM on Wednesday that Deputy Chief Cayler "Lee" Carter, the ranking officer who was in MacArthur Park during the May 1 melee has decided to retire rather than continue on home duty pending an investigation.
Reassigned LAPD Cmdr. Gray Gave Orders to Shoot Protesters in 2000 (tags)
Commander Gray, who was reassigned from Central Division, was the individual who gave the order to shoot people with less lethal weapons in October 22, 2000. And, you know, the city wound up paying a little over a million dollars for all the cases that resulted from that.