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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (Photo credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

LAPD Chief Apologizes For Failure To Notify Commissioners Of Tampering

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has apologized for failing to promptly notify the Police Commission about officers tampering with audio-video devices in patrol cars.

04/16/2014

LAPD Chief Beck and Mayor Villaraigosa (credit: CBS)

Mayor, LAPD Chief Hail ‘Dramatic Decline’ In Crime

Outgoing Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa hailed a “continued, steady and dramatic decline” of crime in the city of Los Angeles after mid-year crime rates were released Friday.

06/28/2013

(source: Los Angeles Fire Department)

$1.6M Vote Shelves Plans To Reassign LAFD Firefighters

A controversial cost-cutting plan to reassign Los Angeles firefighters will be called off after a vote to approve $1.6 million in overtime costs.

05/07/2013

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (CBS)

LA Homicides Drop By Nearly Half In Early 2013

Robust police staffing levels and improved community relations are among the factors responsible for a dramatic drop in homicides and other violent crimes in Los Angeles, city officials said Friday.

04/05/2013

Tyrone Ricky Freeman (courtesy US Attorney's Office)

Ex-SEIU Chief Convicted Of Embezzlement

The former president of a Southland chapter of the Service Employees International Union has been convicted of embezzling tens of thousands of dollars from the organization, which represents home healthcare workers.

01/29/2013

Cindy Beck (right), wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (CBS)

Judge Grants Wife Of LAPD Chief 3-Year Restraining Order

The wife of LAPD Chief Charlie Beck was granted a three-year stay-away order on Wednesday against a homeless woman who allegedly threatened to kill her and her dog.

01/09/2013

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LAPD Chief Warns Layoffs Likely If Voters Reject Sales Tax Hike

A proposed vote next year on a half-cent sales tax increase could affect more than just the city’s finances, according to a dire warning from the head of the Los Angeles Police Department.

11/09/2012

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Beck Defends Use-Of-Force Report In Shooting Of Handcuffed Suspect

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on Friday stood by the department’s policy to withhold certain information when investigating officers’ use of force.

11/02/2012

Patrick Gannon (courtesy LAWA)

LAPD Veteran Eyes Reform As LAX Police Chief

A new police chief is pledging to beef up security at the nation’s second-busiest airport.

10/26/2012

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LAPD May No Longer Honor All ICE Detention Requests For Low-Level Offenders

Chief Charlie Beck acknowledged the proposed policy change on how the LAPD responds to ICE detainer requests would be met with mixed reactions from the public.

10/04/2012

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LAPD: ‘Active’ Terror Plots Linked To Iran, Hezbollah, ‘Sovereign Citizens’

Senior police officials on Wednesday warned of potential terrorist attacks in Southern California amid a growing risk of war breaking out overseas.

08/29/2012

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck (credit: CBS)

LAPD Watchdog To Review Disparity In Police Shooting Data

The method by which police tally officer-involved shootings could soon undergo changes after an inspector general report found a sharp rise in the number of such incidents.

07/03/2012

Brinda Sue McCoy (credit: Orange County District Attorney's Office)

Wife Of Police Chief Hospitalized After Felony Assault Conviction

The wife of an Oceanside police chief who was convicted for firing a gun from her Cypress home was hospitalized on Monday.

06/25/2012

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Mayor Orders LA Fire Chief Brian Cummings To Stop Withholding Information

The LA Fire Department was under fire on Wednesday for its decision to withhold basic information on emergency calls.

03/21/2012

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LAPD Chief Under Fire For Wanting To Offer Driver’s Licenses To Illegal Immigrants

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is under fire for throwing his support behind a controversial driver’s license for illegal immigrants.

CBS2 / KCAL9–02/23/2012

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