On November 17, 2020, Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti nominated William Briggs to serve on the city’s Board of Police Commissioners.
“Our city is leading the movement to reimagine public safety, revitalize our commitment to racial justice and support our courageous police officers who keep our city safe. 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,” said Mayor Garcetti.
Mr. Briggs is a leading trial lawyer and civil litigator with extensive experience providing counsel to some of the most recognizable names in the film, television, music, and sports industries. He has received numerous accolades for his work in the entertainment industry, including being named a Most Influential Minority Attorney and Top Litigator & Trial Lawyer by the Los Angeles Business Journal. He was also recognized by The Hollywood Reporter as a Power Lawyer and by Billboard as a Top Music Lawyer.
Beyond his legal practice, Mr. Briggs is heavily involved in civic and community affairs. In 2014, Mayor Garcetti appointed him as commissioner on the Los Angeles City Employees Retirement System, where he was responsible for overseeing the pension and disability benefits for city employees. Mr. Briggs also served as a trustee on the Sierra Canyon School Board of Directors and has provided pro bono legal services to the “I Have A Dream” Foundation and to the Alliance for Children’s Rights.
“I’m honored to serve as a member of the Police Commission and grateful to Mayor Garcetti for this opportunity to give back to a city that has done so much for me,” Briggs said. “This is an extraordinary moment to add my voice and perspective to the work of shaping Los Angeles into a model of twenty-first century policing, fostering and building trust between our communities and law enforcement, and helping to ensure our city is a safer and more secure place for everyone who calls it home.”
Mr. Briggs’ appointment to the commission is subject to approval by the City Council.