Mexico looking for LA kidnap suspect

TECATE, Mexico, April 6 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police said they were unsure whether kidnapping suspect Tobias Summers was still in Mexico this weekend or had slipped back into the United States.

LAPD to pay $1M reward despite withdrawals

LOS ANGELES, April 5 (UPI) -- A $1 million reward is still available in the case of a former police officer who went on a shooting rampage, Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Friday.

Women to receive $40K for shot-up truck

LOS ANGELES, March 15 (UPI) -- The city of Los Angeles has agreed to give a $40,000 cash settlement to replace the truck of two women injured as police sought fugitive Christopher Dorner.

Hackers got celeb info from free website

NEW YORK, March 13 (UPI) -- At least four public figures' private information was hacked from a website created to let U.S. consumers see their credit scores, credit agency officials said.
Women without a truck after Dorner manhunt

Women without a truck after Dorner manhunt

LOS ANGELES, March 12 (UPI) -- A promise to replace the truck of two women injured as Los Angeles police sought fugitive Christopher Dorner has not been fulfilled, their lawyer said.

Hackers reveal celebrities' private data

LOS ANGELES, March 11 (UPI) -- Hackers posted Social Security numbers and other personal data of at least 14 U.S. celebrities and other public figures on a website, police said Monday.

Chief: Dorner 'did his homework'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 19 (UPI) -- Fired Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner "did his homework" on his targets before his revenge killing spree, Police Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday.

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Christopher Dorner's body identified

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 14 (UPI) -- Fugitive ex-Los Angeles police officer Christopher Dorner's charred remains have been identified by dental records Thursday, authorities said.
Dorner personal effects found with remains

Dorner personal effects found with remains

BIG BEAR LAKE, Calif., Feb. 13 (UPI) -- An examination is under way to determine whether remains in a burned cabin are those of an ex-Los Angeles police officer, holed up after a shootout with police.

LA mayor wants end to 'reign of terror'

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 11 (UPI) -- Police reported various false sightings of suspected killer Christopher Dorner in their search to end what the Los Angeles mayor called a "reign of terror."

Dorner possibly sighted in LA

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 10 (UPI) -- Police converged on a Los Angeles home improvement store Sunday night looking for a rogue ex-cop wanted for three killings.

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Search resumes for fugitive ex-cop

LOS ANGELES, Feb. 9 (UPI) -- A ground search resumed Saturday in the Big Bear mountains near Los Angeles for a former police officer wanted in the deaths of three people, police said.
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Charlie Beck
Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck speaks to the media following a meeting with fellow police chiefs from around the country and Attorney General Eric Holder to discussed concerns regarding Arizona's immigration law, in Washington on May 26, 2010. UPI/Kevin Dietsch

Charles Alvin "Charlie" Beckwith (January 22, 1929 – June 13, 1994), known as Chargin' Charlie, was a career United States Army officer and Vietnam veteran who attained the rank of Colonel. He is credited with the creation of Delta Force, a special operations unit of the U.S. Army.

Beckwith was born in Atlanta, Georgia in 1929, and was an all-state football player for his high school team. He later enrolled in the University of Georgia where he played football for the Bulldogs and was a member of the Delta Chapter of the Sigma Chi Fraternity. He joined the university's Army ROTC program and was commissioned as a Second Lieutenant in 1952. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers the same year but turned it down to stay in the Army.

After the Korean War was over (1953–1954,) then 2LT Beckwith, served as a Platoon Leader for Charlie Company, 17th Infantry Regiment, 7th Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

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