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l.a. police chief charlie beck announces early retirement, ending 8-year tenure


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,...






l.a. police chief charlie beck announces early retirement, ending 8-year tenure


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 this summer, ending an eight-year tenure as police chief before finishing out the remainder of his second term. beck made the abrupt announcement...






l.a. police chief charlie beck announces early retirement, ending eight-year ten


los angeles police chief charlie beck announced friday that he will retire this summer, ending an eight-year tenure in which he shepherded the department through crippling budget woes, a stubborn uptick in crime and a national outcry over police killings of black men. beck, who followed his father’s...






charlie beck led the lapd with smarts and savvy, but will police shootings taint


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...






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.






lapd chief: more cadets may have known about theft of cars, equipment


los angeles police chief charlie beck said tuesday that investigators had identified additional cadets who may have known about thefts carried out by others in the program, part of an ongoing scandal involving the lapd’s signature youth initiative. beck told the civilian police commission that...






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...






'they are damn lies': lapd chief lashes out after captain accuses department of


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...






'they are damn lies': lapd chief lashes out after captain accuses department of


los angeles police chief charlie beck forcefully denied that his department has falsified violent crime statistics, dismissing allegations that the lapd is misleading the public as "not only untrue, but outrageous." “they are not only lies, but they are damn lies,” beck said tuesday of the allegations....






lapd chief beck personally arrests officer on suspicion of having sex with a 15-


a los angeles police officer was arrested thursday and accused of having an unlawful sexual relationship with a 15-year-old member of the department’s cadet program, the latest embarrassment stemming from an investigation into thefts and other misconduct tied to the program, chief charlie beck...






lapd officer arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old cadet


a los angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old member of the cadet program, which has been under scrutiny since the the arrest of three teenage cadets suspected of stealing several police cruisers, chief charlie beck said thursday. beck said he...






in his own words: chief charlie beck on the riots, the lapd and the future


with hopelessness, you get 1965 and 1992: chief beck on the riots, the lapd and the future






lapd officer wounded by 'coward' in ambush, beck says


a suspect was in custody after allegedly opening fire on a group of los angeles police officers friday night, wounding one, in what lapd charlie beck described as an ambush by a “coward.” beck said on twitter on saturday morning that the gunman fired from a “significant distance” in an unprovoked...






lapd union sues chief charlie beck, city over complaint forms


frustrated that the los angeles police department won’t warn people that knowingly filing false complaints against officers is against state law, the union representing the lapd’s rank and file is taking the matter to court. the los angeles police protective league sued the police chief and the...






lapd officer arrested on suspicion of having sex with 15-year-old cadet


a los angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old member of the cadet program, and may have had knowledge of the alleged theft of police cruisers and other equipment by cadets in recent weeks, chief charlie beck said thursday. beck said he personally...






lapd chief beck explains why he doesn't want his officers to be immigration cops


lapd chief charlie beck and i were chatting over breakfast, and i told him the story of a border patrol maintenance man who spent decades repairing holes in the border fence at calexico. some days albert garcia welded and patched 10 or 12 holes, finding saws and ropes and ladders near cuts in the...






lapd officer arrested on suspicion of having sex with a 15-year-old cadet


los angeles — a los angeles police officer was arrested on suspicion of having unlawful sex with a 15-year-old member of the cadet program, and may have had knowledge of the alleged theft of police cruisers and other equipment by cadets in recent weeks, chief charlie beck said thursday. beck said he...






lapd says latinos are reporting fewer sexual assaults amid a climate of fear in


los angeles police chief charlie beck said tuesday that reports of sexual assault and domestic violence made by the city’s latino residents have plummeted this year amid concerns that immigrants in the country illegally could risk deportation by interacting with police or testifying in court. beck...






latinos are reporting fewer sexual assaults amid a climate of fear in immigrant


los angeles police chief charlie beck said tuesday that reports of sexual assault and domestic violence made by the city’s latino residents have plummeted this year amid concerns that immigrants in the country illegally could risk deportation by interacting with police or testifying in court. beck...






four more arrests made in lapd cadet investigation of stolen police cruisers


four more cadets have been arrested as part of the los angeles police department's widening investigation into a group of teenagers who allegedly stole police cars -- an embarrassing episode for the department that drew national headlines when it surfaced last week. lapd chief charlie beck told...






swarming south l.a. isn't going to make black angelenos trust the lapd


to the editor: that los angeles police department chief charlie beck describes lapd tactics in parts of south los angeles as just an “occasional stop,” while painting them as merely inconvenient, flies in the face of hard data and experience. (“the lapd's biggest conundrum: how to suppress crime...






lapd chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal


los angeles (ap) — police chief charlie beck told graduating cadets on saturday to “be strong. be ethically correct. do the right thing” after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex. during a ceremony at the university of southern california, beck told more than 2,000 teenagers and […]






essential california: end of an era for the lapd


good morning, and welcome to the essential california newsletter. it is saturday, jan 20. here’s what you don’t want to miss this weekend: top stories early retirement: charlie beck, the son of a police officer whose own career with the los angeles police department spanned four decades, will retire...






four more cadets arrested as investigation of stolen lapd cruisers continues


four more cadets were arrested as part of the los angeles police department's widening investigation into a group of teenagers who allegedly stole police cars — an embarrassing episode for the department that drew national headlines when it surfaced last week. lapd chief charlie beck said at a...






lapd cadets stole police cars and may have impersonated officers, chief says


three teenagers who were enrolled in the los angeles police department’s cadet program stole three police cruisers along with stun guns, radios and a bulletproof vest during a string of thefts then ended in a pair of car chases late wednesday night, according to police chief charlie beck. the cadets,...






four more cadets arrested as investigation of stolen lapd cruisers continues


four more cadets have been arrested as part of the los angeles police department's widening investigation into a group of teenagers who allegedly stole police cars — an embarrassing episode for the department that drew national headlines when it surfaced last week. lapd chief charlie beck told...






lapd chief urges cadets to be ethical in wake of scandal


police chief charlie beck told graduating cadets on saturday to "be strong. be ethically correct. do the right thing" after a scandal in the youth program involving allegations of stolen police cars and underage sex.






fatal police shooting in sunland marks first time lapd fires from helicopter


los angeles police fired a rifle from a helicopter during a shootout with a man killed in sunland earlier this week, marking the first time that specially trained swat officers have opened fire from a helicopter hovering over a scene, the lapd said tuesday. chief charlie beck told reporters that...






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...






l.a. police chief charlie beck endorses 'sanctuary state' bill that eric holder


los angeles police chief charlie beck for the first time offered his full support for a bill that would prohibit state and local law enforcement agencies from carrying out immigration laws, calling it an important proposal that protects the trust between his department and the neighborhoods it...






lapd to begin using the world's first 'pursuit-rated' hybrid patrol car


ford motor co. has unveiled the world’s first “pursuit-rated” hybrid police car and says the los angeles police department will be among the first agencies to have one. chief charlie beck and lapd officers were expected to help introduce the vehicle at a monday morning ceremony in los angeles. ...






man who was shot, wounded by lapd had a gun and fought with officers, chief says


an 18-year-old remained in critical condition tuesday, days after he was shot by police following a fight with los angeles police officers in a montecito heights driveway. l.a. police department chief charlie beck offered new details about the events leading up to thursday’s shooting of pedro echeverria,...






veteran lapd officer arrested for sex with 15-year-old cadet


police chief charlie beck on thursday arrested a veteran los angeles police officer for allegedly having sex with a 15-year-old cadet who is suspected of joyriding in stolen patrol cars.






lapd probing whether cadets stole and crashed two police cars, sources say


the lapd is investigating the possible role of two juvenile police cadets in the theft and crashing of two cruisers in south l.a., law enforcement sources said. police chief charlie beck has scheduled a news conference on the incident for thursday afternoon. the los angeles police cruisers were...






3 teen police volunteers steal 3 lapd cars, stun guns


three teenagers in a program for those who may want to become officers stole three los angeles police department vehicles and went on patrol around the city before leading authorities on wild pursuits that ended with crashes, chief charlie beck said.