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 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.
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.