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LAPD Chief Beck on LA Sheriff’s race, latest crime numbers and LAPD overtime pay

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Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck (C) speaks during a news conference at Los Angeles Dodger Stadium on April 14, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images

The field to replace retiring Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca has just become more crowded, with Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell announcing that he's joining the race. Why is Chief Beck endorsing him?

A jury this week found two former Fullerton officers not guilty in the beating death of Kelly Thomas, and the Orange County D.A. has dropped charges against a third cop. The FBI is now looking into the case. We get the Chief's take on the case.

Larry will also discuss next steps in outfitting Los Angeles police officers with body cameras now that the LA Police Commission has hit their $1.3 million fundraising target. They'll also talk about Mayor Eric Garcetti's pledge to restore overtime pay for the LAPD.


Charlie Beck, Chief of Los Angeles Police Department


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