The Los Angeles Times reports that the California Police Chiefs Association has endorsed former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa for California governor.
Villaraigosa has also been endorsed by the Peace Officers Research Assn. of California, the largest law enforcement organization in the state, with 70,000 members.
During Villaraigosa’s eight years as mayor, he hired hundreds of police officers and violent crime plummeted in the city. Villaraigosa has made his record one of the pillars of his campaign for governor.