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LA Police Chief Breaks Pelvis in Dirt Bike Accident

"I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap"

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    Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck may need to undergo surgery after injuring his pelvis in a dirt bike crash. Rick Montanez reports for the NBC4 News at 11 on Sunday, Oct. 30, 2016. (Published Monday, Oct. 31, 2016)

    Los Angeles Chief of Police Charlie Beck broke his pelvis on a rocky trail in the Tehachapi Mountains Saturday in a dirt bike accident. 

    Beck, a competitive off-road motorcycle rider for 40 years, was riding dirt bikes with friends when the accident occurred, police said. 

    He fell on a rocky trail, fracturing his pelvis, but was able to ride his bike back to his truck.

    He then received emergency care at a hospital.

    "I want to thank everyone for their well-wishes as I recuperate from my recent motorcycle mishap," Beck said in a statement. "As always, I am in constant contact with my LAPD command staff and will be working diligently while I recuperate to continue leading the men and women of the LAPD."

    He may require surgery on Monday, and is expected to recover, police said.