Chief Charlie Beck
Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he believes an officer charged with using excessive force during an October arrest committed a “criminal act,” and he personally urged the district attorney to file charges.
Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck says the actions of a South Carolina police officer who was captured on cellphone video fatally shooting a fleeing, unarmed man were criminal.
Police Chief Charlie Beck says he will review the LAPD’s involvement in a Jan. 28 speaking engagement featuring a convicted former member of the Mexican Mafia.
The program will be broadcast, live, on KNX and CBSLA.com from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck met Friday with a group calling for the firing of two officers involved in the fatal shooting of 25-year-old Ezell Ford.
Members of Ezell Ford Jr.’s family, who are suing the Los Angeles Police Department after the unarmed man was shot and killed by officers last summer, say they have been subject to intimidation from members of the agency in recent months.
Any case against Bill Cosby — who in recent weeks has seen a flurry of decades-old sexual assault allegations, a lawsuit and a police investigation into a molestation claim — would rely on conflicting testimony, and possibly jurors’ emotions, legal experts say.
Police Chief Charlie Beck and members of the Police Commission reacted Tuesday to an internal review of the LAPD’s disciplinary system, which some officers described as “unfair” and in need of a fix.
Never-before-seen footage has revealed a covert unit within the Los Angeles Police Department designed to weed out the “bad apples.”
The LAPD said they have no plans on releasing the video.
“I was just praying that they wouldn’t kill me. I just closed my eyes and tried to hold on,” Clinton Alford told the LA Times.
The results of an autopsy on a 25-year-old unarmed man shot by Los Angeles police officers are being withheld while investigators seek out more witnesses, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.
As the police commission gathers to discuss the potential re-election of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, the veteran lawman will meet with officials in a closed-door meeting Tuesday to discuss allegations of scandal and inaccurate crime statistics.
Since the massacre at Sandy Hook, there have been 72 incidents on school campuses including shootings or reports of someone being armed.
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck wants his pastrami sandwich.