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New LAPD Chief to be Charlie Beck

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Today is the big day. Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa will name our new Chief of Police. Per former Chief William Bratton's recommendation, the new LAPD leader is from within the department. The candidates are Los Angeles Police Department Deputy Chief Charlie Beck, Assistant Chief Jim McDonnell and Deputy Chief Michel Moore. But if you cannot wait to hear, the Los Angeles Times has the scoop: Beck will lead the department, the paper says in a breaking news alert. The 32-year veteran of the force has credited with bringing back the Rampart Division and later heading up the South L.A. region.

Villaraigosa will make the official announcement from the Getty House this morning at 11 a.m. Then no time will be wasted. At 4:30 p.m., the Mayor and new Chief will hold a South LA Town Hall at the Expo Center.