This week on LA Stories with Giselle Fernandez, we speak to Los Angeles Police Department Chief Michel Moore on being in charge of serving and protecting the City of Los Angeles while overseeing one of the largest police forces in the world.
The 57th police chief in the LAPD’s 150-year history, Chief Moore talks to Giselle about the challenges of overcoming department history, the progress the department has made, and the work he is focusing on to address the threats of gun violence and officer involved shootings.
With four-decades of unparalleled experience on the force, he explains how prioritizing the "human element” is a critical cornerstone to better serve the particular needs of L.A.’s historically over-policed communities.
The Chief shares examples of what he is learning from partnering with community leaders and how their recommendations better directed the LAPD in the handling of the Nipsey Hussle funeral procession.
When pressed on Los Angeles hosting the 2028 Olympics, he reveals that today the city is not yet prepared to address the security threats that come with hosting the Games. The Chief also emotionally opens up to Giselle about how his humble childhood, and family history guide his leadership and understanding of the people he serves.