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The union representing Los Angeles Police Department officers lashed out at Chief Charlie Beck today, linking his policies to a surge in crime and calling for hearings at City Hall on his anti-crime strategies. Los Angeles Police Protective League asked that the Los Angeles City Council's Public Safety Committee "immediately hold public hearings to determine the effectiveness of Chief Beck's current crime reducing efforts and what he proposes to do to reduce the dramatic rise in crime,'' according to the union. Comment?
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck has recommended criminal charges against an officer who killed an unarmed homeless man in Venice. Beck tells the Los Angeles Times http://lat.ms/1RhYZQh) investigators concluded that Brendon Glenn was on his stomach, attempting to push himself off the ground, when Officer Clifford Proctor fired twice, hitting the 29-year-old in the back last May. Beck says he made his recommendation last month to Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey, who will ultimately decide whether to file charges. Comment?
Venice activists are suing the city of Los Angeles in an effort to strike down the 27-year-old overnight beach curfew. The lawsuit contends the midnight-to-5 a.m. beach ban was adopted in defiance of the state Coastal Commission's sole jurisdiction over the city's coastline. Comment?
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