Mayor Villaraigosa hasn't officially announced it yet, but word is, Deputy Chief Charlie Beck is his pick for new LAPD chief. A 32-year veteran of the LAPD, Beck oversaw reforms of the department's Rampart division in the wake of its corruption scandal. If confirmed by the City Council, Beck will take the place of outgoing Chief William Bratton, who is credited with dramatic declines in LA's crime rate during his seven years in the position. How well will Beck fill Bratton’s shoes?
Frank Stoltze, KPCC reporter