East Los Angeles residents on Tuesday gave L.A. police chief Charlie Beck a mixed bag of unfavorable and tepid reviews of his last five years as head of the LAPD at a community meeting on his bid for reappointment.
The Los Angeles Police Commission held its third and final public community meeting at the Lincoln Heights Senior Center. Police Commissioner Sandra Figueroa-Villa was absent, though the rest of the civilian oversight board was present, including Beck.
More than 60 people filled a medium-sized cafeteria room at the senior center. At least half of the attendees gave two-minute critiques of Beck’s performance. The tone of this meeting was less favorable than other community meetings held about Beck’s reappointment.