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US Former Los Angeles police chief named interim in Chicago

19:30  08 november  2019
19:30  08 november  2019 Source:   msn.com

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to announce retirement Thursday, sources say

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Former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck will be named Chicago ’s interim police superintendent, according to sources with knowledge of the decision. The decision by Mayor Lori Lightfoot would be an unusual one for a job that is normally given to someone within the Chicago

A. Worton, who acted as interim chief until 1950, when William H. Parker succeeded him and The old headquarters for the LAPD was Parker Center, named after former chief William H The Office of the Chief of Police has the responsibility for assisting the Chief of Police in the police department in the country, Los Angeles has historically had one of the lowest ratios of police personnel to

CHICAGO (AP) — Chicago's mayor on Friday named former Los Angeles police Chief Charlie Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring.

FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Chicago's mayor on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 named Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 6, 2017 file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks at a news conference in Los Angeles. Chicago's mayor on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 named Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

Beck's name surfaced as a possible interim superintendent even before Eddie Johnson made his expected announcement that he was stepping down after more than three years as superintendent and more than 30 years with the department. Johnson, 59, will remain with the department until the end of the year, Mayor Lori Lightfoot said.

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Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck is seen in a file photo. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times). But it appears Beck could climb back on the bull. Rumors swirling across Chicago say Beck is the top contender to be the interim police superintendent as the city conducts a national search

A retired Los Angeles police chief is expected to be named Friday as interim leader of Chicago ’s force, according to reports. In Los Angeles , Beck served under William Bratton, a former police commissioner in New York City who received credit for a dramatic reduction in Big Apple crime before

The son of a Los Angeles Department Police Chief deputy chief, Beck spent more than 40 years with the police force replacing William Bratton as chief in 2009. He retired last year on his 65th birthday.

In his nine years as chief, Beck gained was known for mixing reforms with old-school policing. His tenure was marked with efforts to improve community relations, particularly amid the Black Lives Matter movement, and he equipped officers with body cameras. Like Johnson, he refused to help federal authorities in their push against illegal immigration.

But Beck, now 66, clashed with the civilian police commission that oversees the department, as well as the district attorney's office and the police union. In an unprecedented move, he recommended that prosecutors charge an officer who shot and killed an unarmed homeless man in 2015, though the district attorney's office declined to file a case.

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The Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) is the head of the Los Angeles Police Department.

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Beck comes to a city that often makes headlines for shootings and homicides, although those crimes have dropped since Johnson took over in 2016. Beck takes over a department that has dramatically expended the use of high-tech crime-fighting technology and implemented the largest rollout of police body cameras in the United States.

In Chicago, Beck will be a newcomer running a department where the rank-and-file has had rocky relationships with outsiders. Jody Weis, hired by then-Mayor Richard M. Daley after a long career with the FBI, was not a popular superintendent and then-Mayor Rahm Emanuel's choice, Garry McCarthy was even less popular with the force than Weis.

Beck's appointment marks at least the second time Lightfoot has turned to Los Angeles to fill a key position. Previously, she named Susan Lee as the city's deputy mayor for public safety in the hopes that she could help reduce the gang violence that continues to plague the city. At the time of Lee's appointment, Lightfoot's office made clear the mayor was impressed with a 2007 article that Lee co-authored called, "A Call to Action: A case for a Comprehensive Solution to LA's Gang Violence Epidemic."

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Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck will be announced as the interim Chicago police superintendent on Friday, sources said. Beck is flying into Chicago and will be introduced at a press conference Friday, sources said. Beck only plans to serve in the role for as long as needed while

Former LA Police Chief Charlie Beck is expected to be named interim Chicago police chief , though the mayor's office would not confirm the move Johnson's career in the top spot began in 2016 when Mayor Rahm Emanuel controversially appointed him as the city 's new Interim Superintendent despite

FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Chicago's mayor on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 named Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)© Provided by The Associated Press FILE - In this Oct. 4, 2016, file photo, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks during a news conference in Los Angeles. Chicago's mayor on Friday, Nov. 8, 2019 named Beck to serve as Chicago's interim police superintendent, a day after the city's top police officer announced he's retiring. (AP Photo/Nick Ut, File)

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