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Angelenos To Weigh In On LAPD Chief Beck’s Bid For 2nd Term

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Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck   (Photo credit: ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)

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textalerts180 Angelenos To Weigh In On LAPD Chief Becks Bid For 2nd Term

LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — Want to tell the Los Angeles Police Commission what you think of Chief Charlie Beck?

Angelenos will get their chance to weigh in on Beck’s bid for a second term as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department at two community meetings this summer.

The first meeting is scheduled for June 11 from 6-8 p.m. at the Westchester Recreation Center at 7000 W. Manchester Avenue, according to Police Commission President Steve Soboroff.

Details about the location and time of the second meeting on July 8 have not yet been determined, Soboroff said.

In addition to the two meetings, members of the public can also give input at a previously scheduled June 12 meeting in Canoga Park, at regularly scheduled commission meetings, or submit comments by email to reappointment@lapd.lacity.org, said Soboroff.

Beck submitted a letter to the Police Commission last week officially seeking a second term, citing “tremendous strides in reducing crime and increasing police accountability” under his leadership.

While he said the LAPD has undergone “tremendous progress” since he was appointed in November 2009, “there is much more to be accomplished,” Beck said in his letter (PDF) to the Commission.

Following the scheduled meetings, commissioners will be required to act affirmatively or negatively on Beck’s request by Aug. 20, which marks 90 days prior to the end of his current term ending on Nov. 17.

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