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Police Commission elects Andrea Sheridan Ordin as new president



The Los Angeles Police Commission, which provides civilian oversight to the department, has a new president.
The Los Angeles Police Commission, which provides civilian oversight to the department, has a new president.
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A month-and-a-half after returning to the Los Angeles Police Commission, Andrea Sheridan Ordin is the body's new president.

Ordin takes over from Richard Drooyan, who finished his one-year term as president Tuesday. It was also Commissioner Wong Yang’s last day on the commission, as she submitted her resignation to the mayor after serving for nearly three years.

Ordin spent five years on the police commission before taking a break and then coming back in June. She's the former county counsel for Los Angeles and a former U.S. Attorney for the region. She also served on the Christopher Commission, which made recommendations for reforming the LAPD after the Rodney King riots. 

John W. Mac will continue as vice president of the commission.