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Charlie Beck Says Goodbye to LAPD, New Chief Mike Moore Sworn In

12:14 PM PDT on June 28, 2018

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    [dropcap size=big]T[/dropcap]he Charlie Beck era is officially over. The former LAPD chief said goodbye Wednesday after more than 40 years on the force. He passed the badge on to incoming chief Michel "Mike" Moore, another LAPD veteran.

    Beck was met with a farewell from the department before his last departure from LAPD headquarters. Not in his usual police uniform, and instead wearing an orange button-up and jeans, he handed back his chief’s badge, four-star pin and the gun he inherited from a police officer who died in Afghanistan.

    RELATED: ‘You Have My Support’ — A Look Back at the Tenure of Outgoing LAPD Chief Charlie Beck

    Following the event, Moore was sworn in. Back in January, the chief announced he would retire. He leaves behind sharp criticism for the handling of fatal police shootings in the city. At one of his last police commission meetings, an angry relative of a victim allegedly threw the victim's ashes upon Chief Beck, prompting her arrest.

    Beck said he plans to spend time with his grandchildren, work on his five-acre property and indulge in his well-known passion for motocross racing, the Los Angeles Times reports.

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