AirTalk for July 16, 2014

LAPD Chief Beck on assault stats, union tensions and immigration detentions

Los Angeles Police Foundation's 10th Annual Fundraising Gala

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Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck poses for a picture at the Los Angeles Police Foundation's 10th annual fundraising gala held at the new LAPD Headquarters on November 7, 2009 in Los Angeles, California.

Los Angeles police officers rejected the city's latest contract proposal last week. Union president Tyler Izen told KPCC no one issue was a deal breaker, but said the lack of a cost of living adjustment was "kind of the straw that broke the camel's back in my members' minds."

We'll get reaction from Chief Beck in his monthly in-studio interview with Larry Mantle. We'll also look at LA crime statistics for the first half of 2014, which were down 5.4 percent overall, with the exception of a 12 percent rise in aggravated assaults.

That crime includes general assaults and attempted assaults with weapons, shots fired and shots fired at inhabited dwelling.

What worries Chief Beck about that trend? Larry will also ask about the LAPD's refusal to honor all federal immigration detention request. What are your questions for Chief Beck?

Guest:

Charlie Beck, Chief of Los Angeles Police Department


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