Charles L. Beck

Community activist Earl Ofari Hutchinson speaks at the scene of Monday night's disturbance at a news conference in Los Angeles Tuesday, July 16,  2013. (AP Photo/Nick Ut)

National discussion on race relations urged

The verdict in the George Zimmerman trial has sparked a passionate response from people in Los Angeles and across the country. Allegations of racial injustice have been the theme of much of those responses, which […]

07/17/2013

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40 ex-LAPD officers seek reviews of dismissals

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Dozens of fired Los Angeles police officers are taking up the chief’s offer to re-examine dismissals in the wake of a deadly rampage by Christopher Dorner, who claimed that he was wrongly expelled from the force.

04/29/2013

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Half-dozen ex-LAPD officers seek firing reviews

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Since the Los Angeles Police Department started investigating allegations by a former officer who left a trail of violence to avenge his firing, at least a half-dozen former officers have requested a reopening of their termination cases.

02/26/2013

Los Angeles Police Department Chief of Detectives Charlie Beck

LAPD chief says discipline system under review

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck has begun a series of internal audits and has held meetings to examine the disciplinary system after the violent conclusion to the manhunt for fired officer Christopher Dorner.

02/26/2013

Experience LA with Maggie McKay

In case you missed last weekend’s Chinese Festival at the Hammer Museum, this weekend is the big parade in downtown LA in Chinatown. Saturday kicks off the Golden Dragon Parade which you MUST see once in your life.

02/15/2013

Christopher Dorner Army uniform

AP source: Body found in rubble of burned cabin

BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The extraordinary manhunt for the former Los Angeles police officer suspected of three murders converged Tuesday on a mountain cabin where authorities believe he barricaded himself inside.

02/12/2013

Christopher Dorner Army uniform

Suspect didn’t leave burning cabin

BIG BEAR, Calif. (AP) — The man believed to be fugitive ex-cop Christopher Dorner never came out of a California mountain cabin, and a single shot was heard inside before the cabin was engulfed in flames.

02/12/2013

LA skyline

Crime down 2 percent in LA during 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Overall crime in Los Angeles has dropped for a 10th consecutive year, but there were slight increases in murders and petty thefts.

12/28/2012

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Right place, right time for cops to grab suspect

Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck was at a housing project distributing gifts to children as part of a toy drive, when a car chase landed right in his lap. Listen to this interview with Commander Andrew Smith that was on the air this morning.

12/13/2012

Police search Fullerton campus for robbery suspects

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Students at Cal State Fullerton barricaded themselves inside classrooms and dorm rooms Wednesday night as police searched for two suspects in a jewelry store robbery, while another suspect was caught after a high-speed pursuit.

12/12/2012

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