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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING: Dominic H. Choi Appointed to Serve as Interim Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department

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LOS ANGELES – Here’s what Korean American Community leaders are saying about Dominic H. Choi’s appointment as Interim Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department.

“As a Korean-American, I’m so proud of Chief Choi. I hope he will show his maximum capability during his interim term and establish a smooth communication channel between LAPD and the Korean community. I trust he will sufficiently listen to the issues.” said James An, President of the Korean American Federation of Los Angeles.

“We have formed a close relationship with Chief Choi and are providing support. We urge more attention to be paid to serious issues like homelessness and theft. This is an opportunity for Chief Choi to showcase his leadership potential.” said Peter Kim, President of the Korean American Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles.

“I’m thrilled to see the first Korean LAPD chief. I’m hopeful Chief Choi will emerge as a future leader and make significant strides in his role.” said Christine Chong, President of the Olympic Booster Association.

“KYCC applauds the historic appointment of Dominic Choi as Interim Chief of the Los Angeles Police Department. Los Angeles is home to the largest Korean American diaspora in the United States and KYCC is appreciative of Mayor Karen Bass and the Police Commission on their commitment to uplift the AAPI community with the appointment of Chief Choi as the first Korean and Asian American to lead the department. The Koreatown community looks forward to working with Chief Choi to continue to improve public safety and equity across Los Angeles.” said Steve Kang, Director of External Affairs of the Koreatown Youth Community Center. 

“We take immense pride in Chief Choi’s leadership and dedication to both the community and the officers he serves alongside. His thoughtful approach and commitment to excellence are truly commendable. We extend our heartfelt congratulations to Chief Choi on this well-deserved achievement and wish him continued success in his interim role. We believe that under his guidance, the LAPD will thrive, fostering a safer and more connected community. We look forward to witnessing Chief Choi’s positive impact on our city.” said Ben Pak, President of the Korean American Law Enforcement Organization.