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Attorney returns to Los Angeles' Police Commission


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A former police commissioner was reappointed today to the civilian panel that oversees policy for the Los Angeles Police Department.

An attorney who spent five years on the panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department was reappointed to the commission today to finish out Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa’s time in office.

Andrea Sheridan Ordin was Los Angeles County’s counsel for two years, stepping down in January. She previously served on the Board of Police Commissioners as a Villaraigosa appointee.

“I am so confident in Andrea Ordin’s ability to provide valuable public safety insight to the Board of Police Commissioners that I have elected to reappoint her to the civilian oversight panel,” Villaraigosa said in a statement.

“As a former appointed member of that board from 2005 to 2010, and a practicing attorney since 1965, her knowledge of the police department and the law especially qualifies Ordin to fulfill the duties of this office.”