The Times reported Bratton will “take over as head of a private security firm.” He intends to stay until October.
Insiders heard he will join the international police consulting firm Altegrity Inc. based in Falls Church, Va. The CEO is Michael Cherkasky, a close Bratton ally who served as monitor of the LAPD’s recently ended federal court consent decree.
The City Hall rumor mill was on fire that there is a troubling back story to the chief’s resignation involving information that grew out of CIty Attorney Carmen Trutanich’s investigation of the Michael Jackson funeral case. Sources said Trutanich stumbled across information in the course of that investigation that could prove embarrassing to the chief.
Bratton recently put his Los Feliz house up for sale but denied it was with the intention of leaving LA.
The Daily News reported he is expected to discuss his plans at a
midday City Hall news conference, which will be attended by Mayor
Council President Eric Garcetti said he spoke to Bratton Monday
night. “He did confirm that, for personal and professional reasons, he
thinks this is a good time, that things are in good hands, that there’s
no negative reason at all for him leaving.”