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LAPD Chief Beck on stepping up foot patrols, street racing crackdown, and more




Chief of L.A.P.D Charlie Beck speaks onstage at the GUESS and Peace Over Violence press conference for the 16th annual Denim Day at GUESS? Inc. Headquarters on April 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
Chief of L.A.P.D Charlie Beck speaks onstage at the GUESS and Peace Over Violence press conference for the 16th annual Denim Day at GUESS? Inc. Headquarters on April 29, 2015 in Los Angeles, California.
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This week, LAPD announced a small expansion of foot patrols in the east side Hollenbeck Division.

"I want officers to be known by their name," said Captain Martin Baeza. Instead of three pairs of beat cops walking along the neighborhood's major corridors, it will be eight pairs. The department has used foot patrols on a limited basis on Skid Row, in Venice and elsewhere, but the sprawl of LA makes it sizeable challenge.

Larry will also get Chief Beck's thoughts on the motorcycle gang shoot-out in Waco, Texas and address whether any comparable gangs are working in LA. Earlier this month, Beck was in Washington, D.C. for an event commemorating Police Memorial Month and honored LAPD officers killed in the line of duty. We'll also talk about the recent gun buyback event; a court decision holding officers liable for withholding evidence; how officers are cracking down on street racing and cars modified illegally; and much more.

What are your questions for the chief?

With files from Frank Stoltze.

Guest:

Charlie Beck, Chief,  Los Angeles Police Department