Office of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti

STATEMENT: Mayor Garcetti on the retirement of Chief Charlie Beck

“Los Angeles was in the most capable hands from the moment that Charlie Beck became Chief of Police. He is forged in steel, but has led the LAPD with his heart. Chief Beck embraced a steady path of reform at a tough moment for policing in America — even when there was criticism from both sides. He is one of the most honorable men to ever lead the LAPD, and he should be proud of what we've accomplished for the people of this city.” — Mayor Eric Garcetti