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LAPD Chief Beck takes your questions on body-worn cameras, violent crime stats and more

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, a reformer hand-picked by former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton, is seen as an innovator and also someone who's respected by the old guard. Kirk Siegler/NPR

In a highly anticipated move, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti announced yesterday [TUES] that the city will buy 7,000 body-worn cameras for LAPD officers. The goal is increased transparency and a check on bad behavior during police-citizen interactions.

What were the findings of LAPD’s pilot study on BWCs? How soon will the roll-out begin? Another significant development yesterday [TUES] happened at the Police Commission where LAPD officials announced reforms to crime statistics gathering and reporting. The changes were spurred by errors in violent crime stats which in recent months had underreported the number of serious assaults in the city. We’ll also ask for updates on: LAPD’s internal discipline processes; the offices involved in the death of unarmed Brian New Beaird; the impending autopsy report of Ezell Ford and more.

What are your questions for Chief Beck?

Guest:

Charlie Beck, Chief, Los Angeles Police Department

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