Although many false messages went out last night…… (More about that later or tomorrow.)
…The New Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department is Charlie Beck.
CONGRATULATIONS TO CHIEF OF POLICE CHARLIE!
GREAT choice, Mr. Mayor. (Chosen from a 3-some of strong choices.)
The new era begins!
P.S. For a glimpse into what kind of leader our new LAPD head guy will be, and what kind of person he has been before the floodlights turned his direction, reread this July 2008 interview with Chief Charlie. It’ll make you feel good. I promise.
PPS: The LAPPL reminds me that Beck started his career in the LAPD as a reserve officer. He volunteered. Did it for free. And then went to the academy. All this and he’s a motocross champ, a problem solver, a respecter of civil rights, and a guy with that command presence. He is also personally secure enough that he is unafraid of allowing his own views to evolve—and admitting to it.
Chief Beck is completely read to lead now, but watch him also grow on the job.