Internal LAPD Email Accuses L.A.’s Top Cop of Being Drunk in Public and That Ain’t All

We’re not against the police. We’re not against the police department, but we are against police who commit misconduct (and those who help cover it up).

Bad 🍏 Report (But More Like Bad 🌰 Seed Report):


Through thin and thinner, I think we can all agree that Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has had LAPD Chief Charlie Beck’s back.

Let’s review, shall we?

Captain caught stealing money from a non-profit—Garcetti ain’t seen or heard nothing. Officers coming out of the woodwork in record numbers suing the Department for retaliation, harassment and discrimination—they’re the haters. Exposed for using public money to host a book signing for wealthy donors so that they could get up close and personal with a convicted Mexican mafia hitman for kicks—not a problem. Even when Beck was caught lying about okaying the purchase of that horse for his daughter to ride at work, Garcetti seemingly just shrugged it off.

Meanwhile, across the way from LAPD headquarters, Black Lives Matter Los Angeles is well into their second month camped outside of City Hall calling for Beck’s firing to no avail.

Garcetti has held fast to his support for Beck, saying on the “McIntyre in the Morning” program on KABC-AM radio recently “I believe in Charlie Beck’s leadership.”

“I think it was something reflected when the White House called a few police chiefs from around the country,” he said. “He (Beck) was one of the ones they reached out to. … He’s not perfect. I’m not perfect. The city’s not perfect. But he’s somebody I strongly support as someone who has continued to push forward with constitutional policing as a foundation for how we win trust.”

But that might all change with the filing of yet another lawsuit against the City and the Department alleging 10th floor shenanigans of the worst kind.

It seems that back in late 2014 then Sergeant II Cathy Marx reported (as she should have) a most troubling incident involving L.A.’s top cop to then Lieutenant Sean Parker (now Captain II) and Deputy Chief Debra McCarthy, the Commanding Officer of Professional Standards Bureau and a name that’s no stranger to regulars around these parts.

The email told Parker and McCarthy that they should warn Beck about his “drinking problem” because it had gotten around that while he was at a party at the Saddle and Sirloin Club—which I am going to assume referenced the 2014 LAPD Mounted Trail Ride and Benefit Dinner—Beck and cohorts got plastered and started passing around naked photos of their girlfriends via their cell phones. This, by the way, was before they left in their City owned cars.

Turn down for what?


That would be the very definition of DUI for those who are unclear.

The email goes on to say that there were witnesses who were appalled by Beck’s behavior and the behavior of the other officers with him.

Don’t believe me? Read it for yourself.

Marx Letter to McCarthy

Well this email is only the tip of the iceberg in what is going to be a very interesting lawsuit that will soon be filed alleging retaliation and harassment for reporting some serious acts of misconduct that include Chief Beck and many of his cohorts. A lawsuit that I am sure City Attorney Mike Feuer won’t let see the light of day inside of a courtroom for trial.

But still, the question remains. What will Mayor Garcetti say and do about it (if anything)? But more importantly, will “this political hot potato” try and blame his behavior on the a a a a a alcohol?

Cheers! Now drink to that! 😆

Questions, concerns or comments?

Mr. Richard Tefank
Executive Director
Los Angeles Police Commission
(213) 236-1400

The Court of Public Opinion

  • anonymous

    Also note that the “Boys” were hitting on the host’s daughter! Wonder the age of the young lady? They also seem to have exchanged photos of “girlfriends?” I think the chief is married? Boy this stuff gets deeper by the day ..

  • Stan

    You all are assuming this nonsense is true. Wait for the facts and stop jumping to conclusions. This is all hearsay therefore you can’t be convinced it’s truth. Jasmyn at it again. Where’d you get your journalist degree Jasmyne? I’m sure they taught you not to report on rumors. Wait for the facts.

  • First of all, the email is right up there. Second, Stan, what officer is going to fabricate something like this just for the hell of it? Third, what attorney worth their law degree would take a case they didn’t think they could win in court against the Department and City? Exactly. So check yourself.

  • First of all, the email is right up there. Second, Stan, what officer is going to fabricate something like this just for the hell of it? Third, what attorney worth their law degree would take a case they didn’t think they could win in court against the Department and City? Exactly. So check yourself before you try and check me.

  • exotish

    She has a Ph.D. in common sense which qualifies her journalism. Whereas, you seem to have washed out of that curriculum around 1st grade or thereabouts, paisa.

  • cutty sark

    I guess somebody needs to sign up for the next Sirloin and Saddle Benefit and Mounted Platoon Trail Ride to confirm if the Chief and Mrs. Beck are swingers.

  • Anonymous

    It would be an embarrassment to President Obama if the mayor fires Beck. Particularly after the president invited him to the White House twice.

  • Stan

    Jasmyne, this is all hear say girl. Seems to me someone has an axe to grind. That’s what this is about. Until I hear from the direct source! I won’t believe it. This is just third party information. Why don’t you do your due diligence and track down the source??? Interview her and then I’ll give you the benefit of the doubt. Btw, I never try to check you girl, I just point out obvious deficiencies in your journalism. No disrespect though.

  • Stan

    Wow, paisa?? Really?? that was racist! You are racist!!

  • I’m good Stan. This email was sent. Fact. That alone is enough to make writing about it worth it. I mean really, who would make up something so outlandish against the Chief of Police for kicks? It’s career suicide either way you look at it. If it’s true, and I have no reason to believe that it’s not–then you become a target for obvious reasons. If it’s not true, you still become a target and for obvious reasons.

    Folks were made aware about the incident but we’re talking about an archaic system of Bonnie investigating Clyde, so really what would anyone expect the Department to find on something like this relating to the COP?

    Now there’s a lawsuit pending regarding this and even more allegations involving the COP and others. Again, I doubt any attorney would waste time on a case like this one if there was no merit to it.

    I’ve done my part by letting folks know what’s in the works. Of course as this case moves forward and there’s additional information to share, you can rest assure I will do just that.

    As far as the axe to grind, almost everyone in the LAPD has one of those. That’s nothing new. I just pick and choose which ones are worth talking about.

    Please remember, you always have the option of not reading my blog if you don’t like what I have to say or how I say it. There’s always the Los Angeles Times if you just need to read something about the LAPD on a daily basis–but then again they don’t really cover this kind of stuff in the way that I do and when they do, it’s usually after I have.

  • One more thing, Stan. Perhaps you never took the time to read my ‘For the Record’ section but let me direct your attention to the following paragraph so that we are crystal clear with one another:

    “For the record, this is Jasmyne’s personal website. While Jasmyne is known for breaking news and exclusive stories, this is not a news website– there are already plenty of those out there. This site reflects Jasmyne’s personal and sometimes professional opinions on life, love, dating, politics, race, and her taste in and love for music. Basically, the stuff she cares to write about.”

  • I’ll say, but still Beck needs to go.

  • mounted man

    Everybody knows beck is dirty. Everybody who was there also knows it. I was there and its all unfortunately true. I understand stans questioning but the facts are the facts. As law enforcement officers its common sense what happened that night. Its not rocket science that beck and his posse was f up and they got into their city vehicles. They need to be held accountable for tarnishing the badge. stanley you need to wake the f up!!! bye felicia!!! ahahahah


    There’s a message in here.

  • Stan

    Dude, all this is nonsensical hearsay. Seems like many people now agays have an axe to grind, that’s all I’m saying. Mounted? Is that a real platoon? 😉

  • Stan

    That’s now adays guys, now a days.

  • Human101

    Go drink some more kool-aid Stan man. People need to step up with some moral fortitude!

  • Stan

    Kook aid? Lol, no my friend. Not me. I still enjoy working.

  • Lol!

  • Stan

    Jasmyne, it isn’t career suicide when you’re ready to pull the pin and retire. Some people like many of your buddies just want to retire with a bang and greed ends up getting the best of them. They always wait til the end to sue the hand that fed them for most of their careers. They’ll create any controversy they can think of. Very sad indeed

  • Fair enough Stan, fair enough. However, I don’t think that’s the case though with this lawsuit.

  • 3Beeps

    Maybe he can gracefully bow out now that he is about to qualify for his Chief’s pension. Rumor has it, he only wants to do one more day than Bratton. Then he wants to wait until he can promote more command officers of his ethnic group.

  • mounted man

    Two can stan, relax buddy. I’m on your side little buddy. It’s not hearsay and you know it buddy. Sometimes the truth hurts but who cares beck is still the cop and his daughter is still hot and I’m jealous of george the horse……. there is no axe to grind here and i dont know about now agays but you sure do!!! “Mounted man” you know you luv it stan. its whatever you want it to be little buddy..and i still enjoy working Metro….. ahahahhahaha. GTFOH!!

  • Auda

    If it was reported via email that a rank and file officer was intoxicated in public, displayed nude photographs of women and operated a City vehicle while possibly intoxicated, I do believe Deputy Chief McCarthy would have directed a 1.28 against said employee. And, if they did not like said employee, management might consider creating a pattern of conduct. Now if the original allegations were not enough, they could stiff in an anonymous complaint and add the allegations to really hammer said employee for the BOR. Ask OO about that.

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  • The fact of the matter is that Beck should have NEVER been given a second 5 year term as CoP after the Shaun Hillman bullshit.

  • TY Cutty, I just barfed in my mouth!

  • Yup.

  • 3Beeps

    Political Activity
    Why is the Chief of LAPD representing City of LA by using position and title at a political forum? Did the Ethics Commission turn a blind eye to his shenanigans again?

  • Auda

    Obama is a sociopath. The man is golfing in Martha’s Vineyard while Americans die in Louisiana. He was also golfing when Americans were beheaded in the ME, and attacked in San Bernardino. I could go on but unfortunately, too many low information Americans on the loose. Obama had the nerve to call out Bush for not landing AF1 in New Orleans after Katrina struck. Democraps called Bush racist! What are they calling Obama? Yeah, thought so.

  • Stan

    Wow, just wow. Dude, you’re better than this. And what I typed was a typo. I meant to say now a days. If you are who you say you are, with your mentality, I’m ashamed to be associated with you. Metro, huh??? What a shame, things have changed.

  • exotish

    It is a synonym for “countryman”, which is the only sense in which it was meant, my dear countryman,// fellow american.