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New LAPD Police Chief Sworn In

June 28, 2018 - 8:49 am

(KNX 1070) - The ceremony to formally swear in the LAPD's new chief is underway Thursday morning at the Police Academy in Elysian Park.

He.made a vow before the crowd of 600 watching his swearing in. One of Moore’s mentors former LAPD Chief Bill Bratton said that in a time of unrest and change in the city and country the right man is at the helm of the LAPD.

Moore told reporters afterward his decisions on any restructuring of the department and changes in the Command Staff assignments will be announced in the next two to three weeks.

KNX reporter Pete Demetriou was there:

As expected, the City Council unanimously approved Mayor Eric Garcetti's choice of Assistant Chief Michel Moore to replace the retiring Charlie Beck Wednesday. Moore rose through the ranks of the LAPD as a police officer, detective, sergeant, lieutenant and captain before taking on various high command roles. 

On Wednesday, Moore let the City Council and the city know they can expect professionalism and positive change during his tenure. Moore answered questions from Councilmembers for almost an hour Wednesday morning before a vote was taken to confirm him. The vote was unanimous at 13-0 and he made a pledge to the council and the city at large.