Chief Charlie Beck
Both the city’s mayor and police chief the need to maintain 9,963 police officers as Los Angeles faces a huge cash crunch.
Officials say the homicide rate in Los Angeles last year was the lowest in more than four decades.
Chief Charlie Beck will not get a raise on his annual salary of $307,290 as the city continues to struggle economically.
LAPD Chief Charlie Beck says skeptics of the Beverly Hills police probe into the shooting death of movie publicist Ronni Chasen should be patient.
Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck on Tuesday defended his department against biased-policing complaints, and stated that “the ultimate goal would be to have none.”
Mayor Villaraigosa says Los Angeles is safer today, one year after the appointment of Charlie Beck as police chief.
Investigators at the Justice Department say despite recent improvements, more efforts are needed to change the culture at the LAPD.
There will likely be fewer cops on the beat in Los Angeles because a new $74-million detention facility requires more officers to operate than the dilapidated structure it will replace.
Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa joined the L.A. police department in a new push against domestic abuse, citing his own personal experience as a rallying cry.
The LAPD celebrated the 100th anniversary of the hiring of its first female officer Saturday night with a glitzy dinner honoring all the females in the department, past and present. The event was held at the Sheraton Universal Hotel.
Despite a pledge by LAPD Chief Charlie Beck to thoroughly investigate the police shooting of a drunken day laborer, hundreds of demonstrators swarmed a downtown L.A. police station.