Los Angeles mayor picks 36-year veteran as police chief

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has chosen a 36-year veteran as the new chief of the city’s police department.

Garcetti announced Monday that Michel Moore will be the 57th police chief of the department. The City Council still has to approve the decision.

Moore joined the department in 1981 and has been there through some of its toughest times, including the 1991 beating of Rodney King by four Los Angeles police officers, the ensuing riots and a corruption crisis known as the Rampart scandal.

Moore says he wants to focus on building trust in the community, particularly among minorities and creating a more diverse department.

If approved by the council, Moore will replace current Chief Charlie Beck, whose last day is June 27.

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