Patt Morrison for June 2, 2011

Ask the Chief – update with LAPD’s top cop, Charlie Beck

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck briefs the public on the search for suspects involved in the brutal beating of Bryan Stow at Dodgers stadium. A suspect was arrested May 22, 2011.

An arrest has been made in the severe beating of a San Francisco Giants fan in the Dodgers parking lot a few weeks ago; do they have the right guy? LAPD Chief Charlie Beck thinks so, but they’re still looking for two others involved in the crime. This one incident stands out as new figures are released showing violent crimes down 6.4% over 2010 and the homicide rate in California dropping to a 44 year low. A persistent investigative puzzle; criticism of the department’s probe of retaliation claims; the federal deportation program, Secure Communities, coming under fire; LAPD lawsuits costing the city millions, and still more budget cuts – it’s all on the table as Chief Charlie Beck joins Patt in the studio for our regular Q&A.


Chief Charlie Beck, Los Angeles Police Department

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