Mr. Baca, Los Angeles impacts the whole state of California. That is why I share a few words here. You must feel some pride in having been elected as chief, as you retire today. And, those you led in the department, have a sense of how effective your leadership truly was, and perhaps how it was not.
Hopefully, your department that you pass to a newly elected leader and those who enter it in the future, will be able to conduct themselves with the highest integrity that jails, courts, and corresponding public matters require. Above all, each person should be treated with dignity and empathy, in such civil situations.