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Police Commission VP Matt Johnson's comments to retirement of Chief Beck

Chief Charlie Beck has served this City of Los Angeles with honor and distinction for over 40 years.

As Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD), he guided the Department through the final stages of the Federal Consent Decree and continues to ensure that the Department leads the nation in police reform efforts.

He implemented Department-wide training on de-escalation, implicit bias and dealing with the mentally ill, outfitted every officer in the field with tasers and body worn cameras and expanded our Community Policing initiatives.

Chief Beck has been a true partner, a good friend and I look forward to continuing working with him during these final months.