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Police Commission faults LAPD officer who shot and killed 70-year-old man holding metal pipe

A veteran Los Angeles police officer violated department rules for using deadly force last year when he shot and killed a 70-year-old man holding a pipe in downtown L.A., an oversight panel determined. Siding with Chief Charlie Beck, the Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously faulted Officer...

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If CPD can't steal from the right coast, might as well steal from the left : Sean Malinowski was torn between two cities last year: chief of staff to Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck and $250-an-hour consultant to the Chicago Police...Show More Summary

Amidst controversy over police shootings and drones, how does Los Angeles replace Chief Charlie Beck?

Los Angeles Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa talks about the fraught task she and her fellow commissioners face.

Coming from an LAPD that produced Chiefs Parker and Gates, Charlie Beck deserves credit

To the editor: With all due respect to op-ed article writer Jamil Smith, activist and Cal State L.A. professor Melina Abdullah and Black Lives Matter, any assessment of retiring Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck’s rocky tenure must be placed in historical perspective. (“Charlie Beck’s...

Charlie Beck's replacement should let cops be cops

As the search begins for his replacement, some in Los Angeles are celebrating Charlie Beck’s departure. The call for the Los Angeles police chief’s removal had become a weekly refrain at the police commission meetings held every Tuesday morning. Despite his reformist reputation — he sought to protect...

Charlie Beck's years as LAPD chief were marked by challenges and reforms

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck reflects on his career of more than 40 years with LAPD, which he has led for more than eight years during a period of budget woes, an uptick in crime and a national outcry over the police killings of black men. He announced he will step down in June.

Garcetti now faces a pivotal choice tinged with politics, race and gender: Selecting a new chief

Shortly after Charlie Beck announced he will retire as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department, City Councilman Joe Buscaino declared on Twitter that it was time for a woman to take his place. Others speculated Friday about whether the department should be led by an insider or an outsider, someone...

Charlie Beck led the LAPD with smarts and savvy, but will police shootings taint his legacy?

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s tenure has helped answer questions that lingered after the Rampart consent decree ended and outsider Chief William J. Bratton stepped down: Has L.A.’s policing culture permanently changed? Or with outsider chiefs and federal monitors gone, will the Los Angeles Police Department...

Los Angeles police chief to retire in June

Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck says he is retiring in five months. The chief announced Friday his retirement will be effective June 27. Beck joined the Police Department in … Click to Continue »

L.A. Police Chief Charlie Beck announces early retirement, ending 8-year tenure as head of the LAPD

Charlie Beck, the son of a police officer whose own career with the Los Angeles Police Department spanned four decades, announced Friday that he will retire early, ending an eight-year tenure as police chief before finishing out the remainder of his second term. Beck made the abrupt announcement,...

LAPD Has 28 Open Sex Crimes Investigations Of Hollywood And Media

The Los Angeles Police have 28 open sex crime cases involving Hollywood and media figures under active investigation, according to Police Chief Charlie Beck. He added that more investigations are likely to be opened as more claims come...Show More Summary

LAPD chief expects more high-profile Hollywood sex crime allegations

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects his department — which already is handling more than two dozen allegations of sexual misconduct by Hollywood figures — to investigate even more. “We anticipate the LAPD and other jurisdictions will receive even more high profile sex crime reports...

'They are damn lies': LAPD chief lashes out after captain accuses department of phony crime statistics

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck forcefully denied Tuesday that his department had falsified violent crime statistics and dismissed the allegation by a captain that the LAPD misled the public as "not only untrue, but outrageous." “They are not only lies, but they are damn lies,” Beck said...

Former Teen Cadet To File Claim Over Alleged Sexual Abuse By LAPD Officer

Robert Cain, the ex-LAPD officer, was personally arrested by Police Chief Charlie Beck in June. [ more › ]

LAPD To Tighten Security At Large Public Gatherings In Wake Of Las Vegas Shooting

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said his department is beefing up security at large public gatherings in the aftermath of the massacre in Las Vegas. He also asked Angelenos to be “vigilant” and acknowledged that the LAPD officer...Show More Summary

The right way and the wrong way on law enforcement drones

The Los Angeles Police Department’s slow and careful process for developing a policy on how it will deploy drones is imperfect, but Chief Charlie Beck and his department are approaching the question in the proper spirit, taking public input and considering the many very serious concerns about drones...

Crime has leveled off in L.A., police chief says — and he's 'cautiously optimistic' it will drop

Overall crime in Los Angeles has nearly leveled off at the midyear mark, police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday, calling 2017’s numbers a sign that police are making progress against the city’s stubborn uptick in crime. As of July 1, overall crime was up less than 1% when compared to the first...

LAPD chief: More cadets may have ridden in stolen police cars

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday that investigators have identified additional cadets who may have taken rides in stolen police cars, part of an ongoing scandal involving the LAPD’s signature youth initiative. Beck told the civilian Police Commission that the other cadets “may...

LAPD chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has told graduating cadets to be ethical and "do the right thing" in the wake of a scandal involving the youth program. Speaking to … Click to Continue »

Veteran cop arrested for having sex with teen cadet

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A veteran Los Angeles cop was arrested after allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old cadet suspected of joyriding stolen patrol cars. LAPD Police Chief Charlie Beck personally handcuffed Officer Robert Cain on Thursday, calling his actions “despicable.” The teen had been a cadet for three months and text messages on her phone led investigators back...

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