After hours of interviews with the final three candidates, Mayor Villaraigosa today named Deputy Chief Charlie Beck his pick to replace LAPD Chief Bill Bratton. The 32-year LAPD veteran, sandwiched between two generations of LAPD service—his father and two children, Beck oversaw reforms of the department's Rampart division in the wake of its corruption scandal and was a popular choice for the city’s civil rights groups. Patt gets reactions from civic leaders and the community—what do you want to see in your next police chief?
Councilman Eric Garcetti, L.A. City Council District 13; president of the City Council
Councilwoman Jan Perry, L.A. City Council District 9