A majority of city police officers have "no confidence" in Police Chief Frank Beeson, who is under indefinite suspension as a result of allegations that he was intoxicated while on duty at the station, according to a vote by the Hermosa Beach Police Assn.
Wally Moore, president of the 36-officer association, said the vote was taken last Friday and city officials have been notified of the results. Moore refused to elaborate on the vote, citing a fear of lawsuits.
Beeson was suspended in late February by City Manager Gregory T. Meyer after Meyer received several oral complaints from officers and a written complaint from a police officer's wife.
Beeson, 54, was also suspended four years ago, about two weeks after he was appointed chief, when he appeared at a City Council meeting intoxicated, according to city officials.