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LAPD Chief

Donating 'Southland' Check

To Homeboy!

4/21/2013 2:25 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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LAPD Chief Charlie Beck is now making TV money ... but we've learned he's not keeping it.

Beck did a cameo for "Southland" recently ... and got a check for more than a grand. The Chief could have spent the cash on scores of donuts ... but decided there was a worthier cause -- he's donating the money to Homeboy Industries.

The group works with high-risk, former gang-involved men and women, providing free services and job training.

Turns out Beck has another cause celeb ... he and some of his boys in blue are lobbying for the return of "Southland" -- which is currently on the bubble.

Maybe he's just hoping for that SAG card.

19 COMMENTS

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MoraMore    

good job, Charlie. there's nothing like giving back.

529 days ago
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BradDavis    

Donut jokes? Real classy TMZ.

529 days ago
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PopTart    

He's going to have to make a lot more cameos for a SAG card. At $1,500 plus annual dues, sounds like he's came up short.

529 days ago
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Cricket    

The snide remarks aren't necessary or appreciated. These men and women work very hard daily. I can only imagine their effort in LA. He didn't have to do that,. It's not a large sum, but it's still a generous gesture. Promotes community unity and it's productive.

528 days ago
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jenny4705    

Tmz try their best to stir the pot but only the weak minded can't see what your site is trying to do

528 days ago
6.

rshmit    

Southland is one of the best shows on TV.

528 days ago
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ceegii63    

"scores of donuts"

stay it Classy TMZ

528 days ago
8.

The Big Bowowski    

Southland is cool and Homeboy salsa is pretty good..

528 days ago
9.

Dee    

TMZ...you're getting sloppy

528 days ago
10.

Ash    

It's "cause celebre" dumbass

528 days ago
11.

What!     

scores of donuts...ROTFL!!!

528 days ago
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55vineyard    

Haven't watched the show but that Homeboy salsa is pretty good, in SoCal they carry it at Ralph's grocery stores, not sure of their distribution outside of CA, but Ralph's is owned by Kroger's.

528 days ago
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Eileen    

What a wonderful gift to the less fortunate. Also a big THANK YOU for lobbying for Southland it is such an awesome show.

527 days ago
14.

Joce    

TMZ check out what Himeboy really does , some shady stuff . Not always reforming who they say.

527 days ago
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Jeff    

Good for Chief Beck. I hope they bring back Southland but after the season finale, I'm not sure that's going to happen unfortunately. It was (is) a great cop drama that more or less accurately depicts what it is like to be a police officer, albeit often over dramatized.

527 days ago

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