Chief Gascón attends swearing-in of new Los Angeles Police Chief

Police Chief George Gascón is keeping warm the relations with the Los Angeles Police Department. On Thursday, he was in Los Angeles attending the swearing-in of Los Angeles’ new top-cop Charlie Beck. It has long been thought Gascón sought the new chief position in San Francisco as a stepping stone to ultimately become Los Angeles Police Chief.

Gascón missed out on personally testifying against legislation introduced by Supervisor Ross Mirkarimi that would require elected officials using security detail outside of San Francisco borders during campaign-related activities to publically report the costs and pay for them. The security costs have long been kept secret by the department for what it says are security reasons.

But assistant police chief Jim Lynch stepped in to voice the chief’s opposition to the legislation and explain Gascón’s absence.

“I’d like to apologize on behalf of Chief Gascón, who had every intent to make this presentation today,” Lynch told the members of the Board of Supervisors Rules Committee during Thursday’s hearing.

“However, he is currently attending the swearing-in of Chief Beck in Los Angeles, and the Los Angeles police department has been a strong partner with us, especially over the last several months in looking at our polices and providing us with assistance in evaluating our operations.”

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