LOS ANGELES, Nov. 14, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) will request that City Controller Ron Galperin conduct a comprehensive audit to determine the cause of the dangerously low staffing levels that existed last week during the post-election protests and provide recommendations to ensure the safety of residents and officers.
The LAPPL will also demand an apology from Mayor Garcetti for his recent remarks encouraging protesters to break the law. His public statement that, "…we have to make sure we don't break too many laws doing it" promotes an environment that places the public and officers at risk.
During last week's protests there were several occasions where LAPD officers were overwhelmed by the sheer number of protestors. In one instance, three LAPD motor officers attempted to hold back hundreds of protestors who had flooded Highway 101 and surrounded the officers. In another instance, an LAPD officer was physically beaten, and his gun stolen, by a protestor.
Press conference to release formal request to City Controller Ron Galperin to audit LAPD staffing during protests.
Craig Lally, President, LAPPL
TODAY, Monday, November 14, 2016
11:30 AM to 12:00 PM
League representatives will be available for phone interviews prior to the press conference to meet radio news deadlines. To schedule a radio interview between 7:00 AM and 9:00 AM, please contact Tom Saggau at (408) 209-6813.
Los Angeles Police Protective League
1308 West Eighth Street, 1st Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90017
(Parking behind LAPPL office with access from Witmer Street)
About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at www.LAPD.com.