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Maven's Morning Coffee: LAPD officers accused of attacking women, Aja Brown makes over Compton, City Hall now data-driven

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Today is Tuesday, Nov. 5, and here is what's happening in Southern California politics:


Two LAPD officers could be fired for allegedly assaulting women while on duty, reports the Los Angeles Times. The women attacked by the two officers were either informants or arrestees. Police Chief Charlie Beck declined to comment on the case.

NPR takes a look at Compton Mayor Aja Brown. "It's a little too early to draw comparisons between Brown and fast-rising black politicians like Cory Booker or even Barack Obama in his early days. But there's a wide sense here, in this city plagued by years of corruption at City Hall, that she is going places," according to the station.

President Obama named Gov. Jerry Brown and Mayor Eric Garcetti to a task force on climate change, reports KPCC.

Who is the unnamed member of the Los Angeles City Council in the FBI affidavit related to the Calderon investigation? Councilmen Paul Koretz and Mike Bonin tell the Daily News it's not either one of them.

Over at LAObserved, Bill Boyarsky considers the changing ways of City Hall. "Writing about City Hall has always seemed an exercise in recording slightly different versions of the same thing year after year. Data hounds (Eric) Garcetti and Controller (Ron) Galperin are determined to change this, and it is one of the most interesting developments in Los Angeles city government in many years," he writes.



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