This one calls for a drum roll or two.
Jack Weiss, the ex-Councilman drummed out of office for doing such a poor job, and former Deputy LAPD Chief Michael Berkow, drummed out of town for his philandering ways, have landed top jobs running the Los Angeles offices of former Chief Bill Bratton’s new global security firm.
Good ol’ Bill Bratton, he knows how to look after his boys.
The Times has the press realease, uh story.
“I got to see Jack in a role in which he was very supportive of the goals of the department. He drove the DNA issue. He knows how to dig down, get information, get results,” Bratton said.
“Jack has a very big Rolodex and, let’s face it, I need somebody who can get out of the gate very quickly, get through the door and show people what ARI can do.”
Weiss, who faced a recall effort in his CD5 seat and lost the City Attorney’s race, was equally effusive, about running the LA office of Altegrity Risk International, the firm Bratton heads that opens for business on Monday.
Berkow, who was brought into the LAPD to handle internal affairs, got into trouible with affairs of his own after he threw a mattress into his office and took up residency where he worked. t cost the city $1 million to settle one female officer’s lawsuit. Berkow quit as chief in Savannah, Ga., shortly before Bratton announced he was leaving the LAPD.
He will be based in Los Angeles and head Altegrity
Security Consulting, another firm formed by the merger of two large security firms.
The parent company is run by Michael Cherkasky, who was head of the Kroll Group which was one of the merger companies and was the federal court monitor for the LAPD.
Small world, isn’t it…and funny.