The members of the Los Angeles Police Commission have selected Alexander Bustamante to serve as the Inspector General. Mr. Bustamonte is currently is an Assistant United States Attorney in the Central District of California, but will assume the Inspector General position on November 16, 2011. The position of the Inspector General reports to the Police Commission and is responsible for monitoring the discipline and complaint systems of the Los Angeles Police Department.
“Alex Bustamonte brings a diverse and extensive background to the position of the Inspector General,” stated Commission President Richard Drooyan. “My colleagues and I expect that he will continue to build on the great work of his predecessors.” Vice President John Mack added, “I am very elated with the selection of Mr. Bustamonte. As the eyes and ears of the Police Commissioners, he has a significant responsibility, and I am confident in his outstanding ability to be just that.”
Alexander Bustamonte has been with the United States Attorney’s Office since January 2002. As an Assistant United States Attorney, he has investigated and prosecuted complex federal white colar crimes, civil rights violations, and violent crimes cases. He has also served as the Financial Fraud Coordinator for the Major Frauds Section since 2008. Prior to his service with the United States Attorney, Mr. Bustamonte was a Captain in the United States Army serving the Judge Advocate Gereral’s Corps for more than two years in Kosovo. Mr. Bustamonte is the recipient of several awards for his work with the United States Attorney’s Office including the Department of Justice’s highest award for excellence, the Anti-Defamation League’s Sherwood Prize for Combating Hate, the International Chief of Police’s Civil Rights Award, the American Bar Association’s Hodson Award, and Distinguished Service Awards from the U.S Army, the Governor of California, the Mayor of Los Angeles, and various federal law enforcement agencies. Mr. Bustamonte holds a Juris Doctor from George Washington University Law School, and Bachelor of Arts from University of California at Berkeley.