Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck announced that he will be retiring in June of this year. Councilmember David Ryu released the following statement:
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January 19, 2017
LAPD Chief Beck Announces His Retirement
Los Angeles, CA -- Today, Los Angeles Police Department Charlie Beck announced that he will be retiring in June of this year. Councilmember David Ryu released the following statement:
"Chief Beck has been protecting and serving our City for over 40 years, and has spent the last eight leading the 9,000 officers of the Los Angeles Police Department with courage, compassion, and dignity. His work with our neighborhoods and commitment to the immigrant communities of Los Angeles has made our City stronger and our police force one of the nation's greatest.
Our City and it's people are safer because of his tenure, including standing up for mandates like Special Order 40, increases to patrols in neighborhoods and expansion of HOPE Teams to support outreach to persons experiencing homelessness. He leaves behind big shoes to fill, and whoever follows Chief Beck must build on his legacy of serving our diverse City with respect."
Los Angeles City Councilmember David E. Ryu represents the 4th Council District which includes Griffith Park, Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Hollywood, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, Miracle Mile, Hancock Park, Windsor Square, Larchmont and portions of Koreatown and Van Nuys.