Now in his seventh year in office, Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) Chief Charlie Beck has both built and expanded on the reforms initiated by his predecessor and mentor William J. Bratton, who was LAPD chief from 2002-2009. In the process Beck has become something of a rising star in the reformist wing of American policing—in large part due to his innovative community policing work.
Last October he went to the White House with 130 other top law . . .
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