Los Angeles Police Department Chief Charlie Beck talks to members of the media in front of City Hall on November 30, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Michal Czerwonka/Getty Images) None:
Thu, Feb 23, 2012 9:24 AM EST

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said Wednesday that California should issue driver's licenses to undocumented immigrants. L.A. City Attorney Carmen Trutanich agrees with Beck and calls the issue "a matter of public safety." "My personal belief is that they should be able to" have licenses, Beck said in an interview with the [LA Times](http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-0223-beck-licenses-20120222,0,27...). "The reality is that all the things that we've done -- 'we' being the state of California -- over the last 14, 16 years have not reduced the problem one iota, haven't reduced undocumented aliens driving without licenses. So we have to look at what we're doing. When something doesn't work over and over and over again, my view is that you should reexamine it to see if there is another way that makes more sense."