Selection of New LAPD Chief Moves Forward as Mayor Garcetti Is Presented With 3 Finalists

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, left, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are shown on May 3, 2018. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck, left, and L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti are shown on May 3, 2018. (Credit: Al Seib / Los Angeles Times)

The names of three finalists for Los Angeles police chief have been forwarded to Mayor Eric Garcetti, who is bucking recent precedent by declining to name them.

The Police Commission, which oversees the Los Angeles Police Department, announced Monday that it had sent the names to Garcetti. The five-member civilian commission moved quickly after interviewing five candidates — all department veterans — last week. There were 31 applicants for the job.

Deciding who will lead the country’s second-largest police department is now up to the mayor.

But Garcetti will not release the names of the final three, a spokesman said Monday, marking a reversal from the mayor’s statement on Friday that he would be “as transparent with those names as I can be.”

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