Michel Moore has been re-appointed as LAPD chief ©Getty Images

Michel Moore has won a second term as the chief of the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) after being appointed by the Los Angeles Police Commission unanimously, but his period in office will end before the city hosts the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The five-member Commission had the backing of newly-elected Mayor Karen Bass, who cautiously supported his tenure continuing, according to the Los Angeles Times.

In a letter to the Commission, Bass said she believed Moore agreed with her aim to see improved recruitment of "reform-minded" officers and change how it responds to calls with those with mental health issues.

Bass was elected on a platform of bringing more police accountability and transparency.

She also wanted the LAPD to deliver on "specific actions toward" other goals such as partnering with a new community safety office and making the hiring process more efficient.

The Mayor added that a "nationwide search will commence and a new chief will be selected" before the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with Moore already committing to a term of two or three years instead of five.

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has been cautiously supportive of Michel Moore's re-appointment ©Getty Images
Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass has been cautiously supportive of Michel Moore's re-appointment ©Getty Images

Moore in response to his re-appointment acknowledged some of his misgivings during his first term, with The Guardian in 2021 showing officers were ordered by the police chief to collect social media account information from all citizens they interviewed, regardless of whether or not they had been accused of committing a crime.

They were also asked to collect social security numbers, instructed to lie that this "must be provided" under federal law.

An updated policy does not allow social security numbers to be checked.

He had resigned from the LAPD before his appointment as police chief so he could benefit from a lump-sum retirement fund of $1.27 million (£1.05 million/€1.18 million).

Dozens opposed Moore's re-appointment in a remote panel meeting.

The Los Angeles City Council had the power to veto the Commission's choice, but seven of the 15 members had already publicly supported Moore.