Gerald Chaleff

Special Assistant for Constitutional Policing

Gerald Chaleff served as special assistant for constitutional policing and bureau chief to the Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Police from 2003 until his retirement in 2014. He was also commanding officer of the Consent Decree Bureau (CDB), where he oversaw the operations of TEAMS II Development Bureau, Risk Management Group, Audit Division and Civil Rights Integrity Division, which is responsible for the Department's implementation of the Consent Decree with the United States Department of Justice.

In 1997, Mr. Chaleff was appointed to the Los Angeles Board of Police Commissioners, and was elected president of the Board from 1999 to 2001. He is a former president of the Los Angeles County Bar Association and served as deputy general counsel to the Webster Commission, which examined the Department's response to the 1992 civil unrest. Following tenures with the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office and the Public Defender's Office, he spent several years in private practice. 

In private practice, Chaleff is a nationally-recognized expert in criminal defense, in both state and federal courts, and has been elected to the American College of Trial Lawyers and the Chancery Club. He is a former partner at Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe, LLP, where he chaired the white-collar criminal defense practice group. 

A graduate of Harvard Law School, Chaleff received his Bachelors of Science Degree from the University of California, Los Angeles.


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