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A ‘who's who’ of people vying to fill Charlie Beck's LAPD chief seat




With no interim chief on-deck, that means the Los Angeles Police Commission only has five months to find LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s (pictured) replacement.
With no interim chief on-deck, that means the Los Angeles Police Commission only has five months to find LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s (pictured) replacement.
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In a surprise announcement early this year, LAPD Chief Charlie Beck announced his early retirement.

And with no interim chief on-deck, that means the Los Angeles Police Commission only has five months to find Beck’s replacement.

The L.A. Times reported Tuesday that 31 applications were submitted for the position.

While those names may never be revealed, there are some interesting possibilities ahead for the department, like appointing a woman or Latino to the job for the first time.

Frank Stoltze is KPCC ‘s criminal justice and public safety correspondent. He sheds some light on what the Police Commission and L.A. residents are looking for in the next chief.