Tomorrow, the LA Police Commission will decide if Charlie Beck has earned a second 5-year term as Chief of the LAPD. Meantime, the LA Times is reporting that aggravated assault is 14% higher than the Department’s been saying. Other issues are inconsistent discipline of officers and the LAPD’s purchase of Beck’s daughter’s horse. We’ll ask a Police Commissioner who’s been critical of Beck if misreporting the crime rate will that make a difference.
Also, the dream—and the reality—of a high-speed rail coming to California.
Banner Image: LAPD Chief Charlie Beck; Credit: Antonio R. Villaraigosa