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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck agrees to cooperate with federal investigators

LAPD Chief Charlie Beck agrees to cooperate with federal investigators

CBS, LAPD captain led cover-up of sexual assault report against Moonves, AG says

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Police Chief Charlie Beck has agreed to cooperate with federal investigators.

In a deal with the Los Angeles Police Department, the Los Angeles Police Commission voted to allow Beck to talk to federal investigators probing the sexual assault of a woman who claimed Moonves sexually assaulted her.

The San Diego Union-Tribune reported ( ) Wednesday that the agreement would provide Beck with immunity from prosecution if he cooperates, but said LAPD detectives declined to comment after a commission meeting.

LAPD detectives have said they don’t want to be held accountable for a crime without a statute of limitations.

The San Diego Union-Tribune says that agreement would keep Beck immune from prosecution, even though he could still face a civil lawsuit if he committed a civil violation.

Moonves apologized on Friday and announced he would step down as chief and leave the television company he founded to manage the company. Moonves is accused by three women of sexual misconduct.

The Los Angeles Police Commission meeting Thursday was a “sham,” according to the commission, which is required to approve such deals.

Federal authorities have questioned hundreds of people and searched more than 100 properties and buildings.

The Associated Press reported ( ) Wednesday that the deal could jeopardize the ongoing investigation. Beck’s agreement with the LAPD does not mention the LAPD by name.

LAPD spokeswoman Barbara Miguel said she was not aware of the agreement with the federal government and declined to comment further.

Some of those questioning if the agreement was legal called it a “permission slip.”

Sgt. Brian Snell, who has led the LAPD’s department of internal affairs, said it’s not necessarily unusual for police to deal with the feds.

He noted that in some cases it’s easier for police to cooperate with the FBI and the IRS because they do not

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