On June 27, 2018 the Los Angeles City Council confirmed the appointment of Assistant Chief Michel Moore to be the next Chief of Police.
I asked him poignant questions about police relations in minority communities; the recruitment of people of color and women; and asked how he was going to regain the trust of the community, young men of color specifically.
Chief Moore assured me and the Los Angeles City Council that he is committed to improving police relations and creating a strong foundation for future leaders to build on. He spoke about the Cadet program and making sure youth have positive interactions with police officers at a young age. He also talked about training sensitivity being fundamental from the top brass to the rank and file.
I look forward to working with our new police chief to improve the conditions of South Los Angeles, and every Angeleno.