Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has nominated William Briggs, a trial lawyer and civil litigator, to the Los Angeles Police Commission.
Briggs' nomination is subject to City Council confirmation, and if confirmed he will succeed Shane Goldsmith, who is stepping down after more than four years on the commission, City News Service/KFI reports.
“Our city is leading the movement to re-imagine public safety, revitalize our commitment to racial justice and support our courageous police officers who keep our city safe,'' Garcetti said. “And I'm confident that William Briggs will bring an extraordinary record of leadership and commitment to the fight for fairness, equity and a safer Los Angeles.''
Briggs is a partner at Venable LLP who has “broad experience'' in the entertainment industry, and he has worked in state and federal courtrooms across various practices of law, including disputes that involve trademarks, defamation and the First Amendment, Garcetti said.