01/17/2011 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Charlie Beck's Tough First Year On The Job

Charlie Beck's first year as top cop at the LAPD has been trial by fire, to say the least. He was dropped into the gig by Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa at the bottom of the nation's second-worst economy in history, and in the wake of one of the city's most-celebrated chiefs, William Bratton.

Big shoes. Tough road. And from day one things never got easy for him.

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