Mayor Villaraigosa at 10:16 sent out a Twitter post saying "Meet Charlie Beck, my choice to lead the LAPD," with a link to this bio.
The Rev. Carr connection: Villaraigosa's new chief of staff no doubt has a hand in the selection of Beck. From the bio:
Beck is widely viewed as a progressive reformer, embracing the same comprehensive approach to gang violence reduction as Rev. Jeff Carr, the City’s first Gang Czar who now serves as Mayor Villaraigosa’s Chief of Staff.