2008_07_bratton.jpgWilliam Bratton, the former NYPD Commissioner who introduced CompStat and helped oversee a dramatic reduction in crime (and then was dismissed when Rudy Giuliani got jealous), is now dealing a different kind of scourge: The paparazzi in Los Angeles. An LA City Council member has proposed restrictions on paparazzi and even convened a regional "paparazzi task force," with testimony from celebrities. Bratton, who has headed the LAPD since 2002, feels it's a "total waste of time," saying, "If you notice, since Brittany started wearing clothes and behaving; Paris is out of town not bothering anybody, thank god; and, evidently, Lindsay Lohan has gone gay, we don't seem to have much of an issue."