Two juveniles arrested for shooting cops

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 2 (UPI) -- Two juveniles were arrested in connection with the shooting of two undercover Los Angeles police officers in Koreatown.

Report: Suspect cleared in fan beating

LOS ANGELES, July 21 (UPI) -- Police have exonerated a suspect in the beating of a San Francisco Giants fan and have arrested two others in the case, the Los Angeles Times reported.

LAPD wants toy guns 'brightly' colored

LOS ANGELES, June 7 (UPI) -- Los Angeles' top cop says he wants toy BB-gun replicas of actual firearms to be brightly colored so that police officers don't mistake them for real weapons.

LA police shooting sparks anger

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 8 (UPI) -- Los Angeles police fired non-lethal projectiles toward crowds protesting the fatal shooting of a Guatemalan immigrant by a police officer, witnesses said.

Charlie Beck named LAPD chief

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Deputy Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck was named Tuesday to succeed William Bratton, who retired after seven years as LAPD chief.

LAPD reviewing fingerprint evidence

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 15 (UPI) -- The Los Angeles Police Department says it has begun a review of its fingerprint analysis unit after two arrests based on fingerprints were found to be flawed.

Race not responsible for homicide increase

LOS ANGELES, March 19 (UPI) -- Racial animosity between Latinos and African-Americans isn't the underlying cause of an increasing number of homicides in Los Angeles this year.

Pregnant woman killed in L.A. street brawl

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 6 (UPI) -- A street brawl involving some 30 women in Los Angeles has left an 8-month pregnant woman dead and two other women injured.

Los Angeles gang crime down

LOS ANGELES, Sept. 16 (UPI) -- Los Angeles gang membership is down and so are gang-related crimes, but this may just be temporary as gangs adapt to new police strategy, officials say.

IPod thefts jump 34 percent in Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 11 (UPI) -- Thefts of iPod MP3 players, high-end gadgets and other gear are up 34 percent from last year in Los Angeles.
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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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