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Chief Charlie Beck

A demonstrator protesting the 29 April 1992 verdict in the trial of four Los Angeles police officers accused of beating motorist Rodney King holds a placard aloft before a line of police as protesters gathered at the Parker Center, the headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department. (credit: MIKE NELSON/AFP/Getty Images)

LAPD’s Parker Center Given A Final Salute

The former headquarters of the Los Angeles Police Department – known as Parker Center – closed for the last time Tuesday, ending a rather infamous and colorful chapter in the history of the department.

01/15/2013

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Mayor Credits LAPD Hiring Push For Drop In Crime Rate

Property and violent crime in the city of Los Angeles were down for the 10th consecutive year in 2012, the city’s mayor and police chief said Monday.

01/07/2013

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Police Presence For LAUSD Starts Monday

When D.J. Powell goes back to school Monday, he will be thinking of only one thing: “Learning.”

01/06/2013

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Homeless Woman Allegedly Threatens To Kill LAPD Chief’s Wife

The wife of Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has been granted a temporary restraining order against a homeless woman accused of threatening to kill her.

CBS2 / KCAL9–12/20/2012

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Chief Beck Wants To Start Program Where Officers Visit Schools At Least Once Per Day

Speaking at a graduating class of nearly 500 police cadets, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck reflected on the shooting massacre in Connecticut.

12/16/2012

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LAPD Chief Beck Injured In Motocross Accident

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck reportedly suffered a “mild injury” in a motocross accident Thursday.

09/14/2012

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5 LAPD Officers Investigated After Mom, 35, Dies In Custody

At least five LAPD officers were under investigation Friday after a 35-year-old woman died in custody.

08/31/2012

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Investigation Begins To Determine How Mom, 35, Died In LAPD Custody

An investigation has been launched to determine how a 35-year-old mother of two died while in police custody.

08/30/2012

This military-grade rocket launcher was among nearly 1,700 weapons recovered in Saturday's buyback. (credit: CBS)

‘Military-Grade’ Rocket Launcher Exchanged In LA Gun Buyback

Hundreds of handguns, rifles and dozens of assault weapons are now off the streets of L.A. as part of the city’s annual gun buyback program.

05/14/2012

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Chief Charlie Beck Walks KCAL9 News Through LAPD Gun Locker

Venture into the LAPD’s gun locker and you’ll find hand guns, assault rifles and machine guns. Chief Charlie Beck gave KCAL9 News a rare look inside the gun locker and showed the bizarre weapons officers have seized on the streets of L.A.

05/07/2012

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Police Hope Video Will Help Identify Men In May Day Attacks On Officers

Police Wednesday hoped video would help identify the people responsible for two apparently unprovoked attacks on LAPD officers during a May Day rally Tuesday.

05/03/2012

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck: Give Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck says the state of California should issue driver’s licenses to illegal immigrants.

02/22/2012

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Controversy Surrounds Impound Reforms Designed To Help Illegal Immigrants

Angry Angelenos are expected to voice their concerns Tuesday night at a meeting of the Los Angeles Police Commission over plans to stop seizing vehicles of unlicensed drivers who are stopped at DUI checkpoints.

01/17/2012

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Mayor, LAPD Chief Tout Falling Crime Rate To Deflect Calls For Budget Cuts

Both the mayor and the police chief say the city’s tumbling crime rate should not be a signal to trim the LAPD’s budget.

KNX 1070 NEWSRADIO–01/05/2012

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Officers Honored For Providing Tip That Led To Arsonist’s Arrest

Two law enforcement officials were honored Thursday for providing the critical tip leading to the arrest of the Hollywood arson suspect.

CBS2 / KCAL9–01/05/2012

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