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Friday, November 8, 2019

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Former Chief of Police Charlie Beck Appointed as Interim Superintendent

The Los Angeles Police Department has worked closely with the Chicago Police Department for many years sharing innovative approaches to crime fighting, constitutional policing, and community engagement.

Former Chief of Police Charlie Beck was the architect for much of that work, and his appointment as interim Superintendent will ensure the momentum gained through this partnership is not lost.

Current LAPD Chief Michel Moore said, "Beck is the ideal person to shepherd the Chicago Police Department through this next period. His vast experience with police reform, strategic approaches in reducing violent crime, and ability to guide and inspire rank and file police officers will be invaluable as the Chicago Police Department searches for a permanent superintendent."

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