Members of the local Black Lives Matter organization Tuesday criticized Mayor Eric Garcetti’s selection of Los Angeles Police Department Assistant Chief Michel Moore as the department’s new chief, saying he is too closely tied with the department’s “old school culture” and that policies he has promoted contributed to biased policing.
The group, which has been critical of outgoing Chief Charlie Beck and the department in regard to police shootings in minority communities, held a demonstration outside LAPD Headquarters and also spoke out during a meeting of the Board of Police Commissioners.
Garcetti was given three finalists to choose from by the board, the civilian body that oversees the LAPD. They were Moore, San Francisco Police Chief William “Bill” Scott and Deputy LAPD Chief Robert Arcos. Moore has been with the department since 1981.