Metropolitan News-Enterprise


Monday, July 31, 2006


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L.A. Police Commission Seeks Hearing Examiners


By a MetNews Staff Writer


The members of the Los Angeles Police Commission are looking for Board of Rights hearing examiners and police permit hearing examiners, the commission said Friday in a release.

The commission said it seeks applicants “with a community service background combined with arbitration, mediation, administrative hearing, or comparable work experience” to fill the as-needed positions.

Board of Rights hearing examiners participate as members of a tribunal that conducts quasi-judicial administrative hearings on police officer disciplinary matters. A civilian examiner joins with two supervisory-level Los Angeles Police Department officers to hear evidence and determine whether, and how, an accused officer should be disciplined.

Police Permit hearing examiners conduct quasi-judicial administrative hearings on police permit matters involving businesses regulated by the Board of Police Commissioners, which include arcades, dance halls, gun shops, pawnbrokers, towing companies, massage parlors, roller rinks, and Internet cafes.

A hearing examiner conducting police permit hearings makes findings of fact and may recommend to the Police Permit Review Panel that a business permit be granted, denied, suspended, revoked, or conditioned.

Compensation for both types of examiners is $900 for a full day hearing, $450 for a half day hearing, and $900 per final report. Interested individuals may obtain further details and an application online, the commission said, by going to, and clicking “Police Commission”

Those seeking more information may call the commission at (213) 485-3531, the release said.


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