Chief Beck holds book party for Connie Rice *

As a civil rights attorney Connie Rice used to sue the LAPD. Those days "are now mostly in the past," says Celeste Fremon, who reports on Monday night's launch party for "Power Concedes Nothing: One woman’s quest for social justice in America," Rice's new memoir. The event was held in the Compstat room at the new Police Administration Building, was hosted by Chief Charlie Beck, and included red and white wine for an audience of Civic Center types, reporters and cops.

* Name typo fixed

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