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COMMUNITY REPORT: Matt Johnson was right for the L.A. Police Commission

By Mayor Eric Garcetti Contributing Columnist Some people run from challenges, others rise to them. Matt Johnson is the kind of leader who turns adversity into strength and always places service before self. That’s why, in 2015, I named him to our Police Commission. In the midst of an important national discussion about the future Read More…

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Matt Johnson steps down from police commission

Wave Wire Services LOS ANGELES — The civilian panel that oversees the Los Angeles Police Department will soon have a vacancy, with the panel’s vice president, Matt Johnson, saying he will be stepping down from the panel. Johnson told the Los Angeles Times he wants to spend more time with his four children, the youngest Read More…

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Beck to retire as LAPD chief; activists propose woman to replace him

LOS ANGELES — Local civil rights activists are calling on Mayor Eric Garcetti to pick a woman to replace Police Chief Charlie Beck, who last week announced he would be retiring in June after eight years as chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Najee Ali, executive director of Project Islamic Hope, called on Garcetti Read More…