In this Jan. 17, 1997, file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Willie L. Williams discusses the fatal shooting of comedian Bill Cosby’s son Ennis Cosby during a news conference in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)
PHILADELPHIA (AP) _ Funeral arrangements are set for former Philadelphia and Los Angeles police chief Willie L. Williams.
The funeral will be held at Philadelphia’s Zion Baptist Church on May 7 at 11 a.m., after a viewing starting at 8 a.m. He’ll be buried at Chelten Hills Cemetery.
Williams died Tuesday in Atlanta. He was 72 and had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer.
Williams was appointed commissioner in Philadelphia in 1988 then served as police chief for four years. He became the chief of police in Los Angeles after the Rodney King riots in 1992 and departed five years later.
He was the first Black police chief in both cities.
In 2002, Williams was appointed the federal security director at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, the world’s busiest airport.