AirTalk for February 20, 2013

Ask the Chief: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on the Dorner case and more

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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck, center, talks about the $1 million reward for accused killer and fired Los Angeles police officer, Christopher Dorner as Los Angeles Mayor, Antonio Villaraigosa, left, and Irvine, Calif., Mayor Steven Choi look on during a news conference at the Los Angeles police department in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013.

In the wake of the Christopher Dorner case, the Los Angeles Police Department has its hands full. It has been an especially busy and no doubt difficult two weeks for LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, but he’s making time to sit down with Patt Morrison.

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Dorner, a black ex-officer who apparently died from a self-inflicted gunshot last Tuesday, claimed he had been subjected to racism within the department. At a press conference yesterday, Chief Beck confirmed that a review of Dorner's firing from the LAPD is under way.

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Plus, what about the million dollar reward offered for Dorner? "It should be paid out, but it has to be done fairly," said Beck. And what's the latest update on the LAPD officers who shot innocent bystanders  in pursuit of Dorner? Listen in as Patt Morrison gets the answers to these questions and more from the Chief of the LAPD himself, Charlie Beck.

Guest:
Charlie Beck, Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department


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