Michael Moore is New LAPD Chief
Chief Michael Moore
A department that once operated with the mentality of policing a neighborhood by force has embraced the understanding that our true strength is shown by our ability to partner and collaborate,” said Moore, 57. “To the people of Los Angeles, I am committed to deepening your trust by ensuring we are a department that is highly visible, accessible and responsive, policing with purpose, compassion and partnership.
In his speech, Moore also promised to reduce the use of deadly force by his officers, who in 2017 fatally shot 17 people, despite training that teaches them to step back from dangerous encounters and to use Tasers and beanbag shotguns when possible.
Moore had already been sworn in the previous day at City Hall, after the City Council voted unanimously to confirm his appointment. The oath-taking and pinning of the chief’s four stars were reenacted Thursday in front of about 600 spectators. That next chapter, Moore said in his swearing in speech, will include deepening the community’s trust in the LAPD as well as listening to the concerns of the department’s 10,000 sworn officers and 3,000 civilian employees.
Moore enters as Barack Obama and I both approach our 57th birthdays in early August. If Moore serves out his term he will preside over a massive transition into Totalitarianism and Artificial Intelligence begins to transform our society. This is a unique situation. I will be patient as my writing becomes more direct and robust.