California Police Chief- Fall 2013 - Page 14

Answering the bell New leader helps Bell PD bounce back following corruption scandal Since the City of Bell scandal erupted in the summer of 2010, Anthony Miranda has had to put up with a lot of kidding and comments from colleagues. Bell is a city in East Los Angeles of about 38,500 residents packed into a 2.2-square-mile area, a blue-collar city located in the shadows of Los Angeles. News had just broken about corruption involving misappropriation of public funds. The city manager was making more than $800,000 a year and the police chief was making more than the LAPD chief or the sheriff of Los Angeles County. 14 | Behind The Badge Spring 2013 | 15