Los Angeles Police Chief William Bratton, who leaves Thursday for a nine-day business trip to Israel, told the Los Angeles Times the city benefits from information he gathers about law enforcement when he visits other cities.
"There is a value to Los Angeles," Bratton said. "Oftentimes it results in money coming to the city. New ideas are brought back. There is a value to me in terms of staying aware of what changes are occurring in my profession."