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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

January 13, 2010

After taking over the nation's third largest police force, new LAPD Chief Charlie Beck spoke to POLICE Magazine about following Chief Bill Bratton, being known as a "cop's cop," and maintaining a falling crime rate amid pending budget cuts. He speaks specifically about how he'll improve the work lives of patrol officers and whether he'll allow officers to shoot at moving vehicles or approve a heavier flashlight or 1911 pistol for duty.

LAPD Selects BMW For Motor Patrol

January 7, 2010
The department is now taking delivery of the last of the 100 R1200 RT-P 2009 sport touring motorcycles, and will shift away from the Harley-Davidson cruisers that have been a staple of one of the nation's largest motor patrol units.

LAPD Struggles To Fill Openings In Gang Unit

December 30, 2009
Candidates to work gang-related assignments for the Los Angeles Police Department have been reluctant to volunteer because of a new rule passed in the spring that requires them to disclose details of their personal finances.

LAPD's Southwest Gang Unit

December 4, 2009

LAPD gang officers Flores and Espinoza from the Southwest Division patrol the streets of South Los Angeles. Along the way, they meet gang leaders, explain the meaning of tagging and go into the division's "war room" to strategize with other officers. Video via Elie Seckbach of ESNEWS.

Wrong-Way Driver Leads Officers Through Los Angeles

December 3, 2009

The LAPD chases a murder suspect during a vehicle pursuit that starts with the driver weaving through traffic lanes running off a bridge to head into wrong-way traffic. Eventually, about 30 officers converge on the suspect for the arrest, but only after a physical confrontation. The pursuit was on May 30, 2008 and is documented via SkyFox footage. He was suspected of murdering his girlfriend.  

New LAPD Chief Shakes Up Command Staff

November 25, 2009
New Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has promoted and demoted each of the two men who were finalists for the job he won, as well as making a litany of other changes to the department's command staff during his first week on the job.

Charlie Beck Sworn In As New LAPD Chief

November 17, 2009
The Los Angeles City Council has confirmed Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa's pick of Charlie Beck to take the nation's third largest police force, the Los Angeles Times reports.

NRA Asks Florida Adoption Agencies to Stop Asking About Gun Ownership

November 5, 2009
NRA lobbyist Marion Hammer said adoption agencies are violating gun-owners' rights by asking about firearms in an adoption form. She said any request about gun ownership from an agency connected with government was tantamount to establishing a gun registry.

New LAPD Chief Says He Will Focus on Rank-and-File Officers

November 5, 2009
For a man widely seen as the disciple of just-exited LAPD Chief William J. Bratton, Charlie Beck on Wednesday exhibited some notable contrasts in style and strategy from the man he was tapped to replace.

Los Angeles Mayor Picks Charlie Beck As New Chief

November 3, 2009
Choosing from a trio of finalists, Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa has selected Charlie Beck, a deputy chief within the Los Angeles Police Department, as its new chief, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Three Insiders Being Considered for LAPD Chief

October 29, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Commission forwarded to Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa on Tuesday the names of three finalists to become the next police chief — a list that contained no women or minorities, but sparked little initial criticism.

LAPD Opens New Parker Center

October 26, 2009
The Los Angeles Police Department has formally opened its new Parker Center to replace the aging 1955 headquarters named after a former chief, as Chief William Bratton departs the top job.

LAPD Officers Ratify New Two-Year Contract, Union Says

October 22, 2009
Officers in the Los Angeles Police Department have voted to ratify a new two-year contract, the police union said today.

Los Angeles Police Historical Society Honored at Dinner

October 14, 2009
The LAPHS was honored by the SDPHS for its assistance in opening the San Diego Police Museum. The museum at 4710 College Ave. in San Diego opened last December in a renovated branch library building that had been acquire by the San Diego PD.

LAPD Officer and His Adult Son Charged in Child-Porn Case

October 13, 2009
A veteran Los Angeles Police Department officer has been charged with possessing pornographic images of children.

L.A. Mayor, Council Leaders Strike Deal to Keep Budget Crisis from Shrinking LAPD

October 13, 2009
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, in turn, said he had no problem with the council’s plan for canceling Police Academy classes next month -- as long as such a move does not result in an overall reduction in the size of the nearly 10,000-officer force.

City Committee Tells LAPD To Stop Hiring Officers

October 6, 2009
A city budget committee has asked the Los Angeles Police Department to stop hiring officers at least until January, as part of an effort to eliminate a $405 million budget shortfall, the Los Angeles Times reports.

LAPD Cuts DNA Evidence Backlog

October 5, 2009
A year ago, amid increasing community pressure, the department acknowledged that nearly 7,500 evidence kits from victims of those sex crimes were languishing in storage freezers without having been analyzed.

Police Search For Baby Boy's Drive-by Shooters

September 29, 2009
Los Angeles police are searching for a pair of suspected gang members they believe are responsible for the death of a 4-month-old boy who was killed during a drive-by shooting in Van Nuys, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Massive Police Raid Targets Brutal L.A. Gang

September 24, 2009
Los Angeles cop Juan Aguilar has been battling the Avenues hoodlums long enough to have seen the gang at its most vicious. During his five years working an anti-gang detail on streets the Avenues claim as their own in the city's northeastern reaches, gang members are accused of gunning down a man in broad daylight as he held his 2-year-old granddaughter's hand, opening fire on LAPD officers with an assault rifle and killing a Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy.
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