AirTalk for November 20, 2013

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on the LAX shooting, the Gatto murder and more

Shooting Incident At Los Angeles International Airport

Mark Davis/Getty Images

LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Police tape blocks off the road leading up to Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) after a shooting inside Terminal 3 at LAX November 1, 2013 in Los Angeles, California. A man identified as Paul Ciancia reportedly pulled out an assault rifle in Terminal 3 of the airport and shot his way through security, killing one Transportation Security Administration (TSA) worker and wounding several others before being shot himself. (Photo by Mark Davis/Getty Images)

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has voiced support for an increase in surveillance at LAX following the shooting early this month that killed a TSA agent and injured several others. “We could have better surveillance,” he said. “There are ways to make where [TSA agents] work safer.”

This week’s murder of Assemblyman Mike Gatto’s father, Joseph Gatto, in his Silver Lake home has police looking into more assaults in the area. They’re trying to figure out whether an attempted carjacking the night before was related to the murder.

RELATED: LAPD releases sketch of possible Joseph Gatto killing suspect

We’ll also talk to Chief Beck about what looks like a decrease in LA homicides, safety at the Venice Beach boardwalk after a fatal hit and run earlier this year, and more.

That includes this Zombie-themed public service announcement from the LAPD's Northeast Division that serves as a warning about car burglaries in LA and urges people to hide their valuables:

Guest:
Charlie Beck, Chief of LAPD


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