Statement of Former LAPD Chief Charlie Beck on George Gascón

Los Angeles, February 11, 2022 – Former Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck today released a  statement announcing the rescission of his support for George Gascón as District Attorney of Los Angeles County.
I based my support for the election of District Attorney George Gascón on the hope he would advance public safety in Los Angeles and because of our close personal relationship of over 30 years.  After observing the negative effects of his policies and practices on public safety, I am compelled to rescind that endorsement.  I have spent the majority of my life protecting and serving the people of Los Angeles and the men and women of its police department.  I believe they would be made safer and be better served by a District Attorney that emphasizes the rights of victims and the safety of our police officers.

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