LOS ANGELES, April 27, 2017 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Mayor Garcetti's budget proposal cuts 328,000 police officer hours equating to 27,333 fewer 12-hour officer shifts per year, or 75, 12-hour officer shifts per day that will go unfilled in Los Angeles. Which neighborhoods will suffer because of this reduction? How will this impact response times to Code 3 and Priority 2 calls? How many more victims of crime will this equate to? This is unacceptable and must be remedied.
While cutting LAPD's budget, the Mayor's proposal diverts $20 million dollars from patrol and detective police operations to service the MTA transit security contract. The MTA wins and neighborhood safety loses in this budget proposal. Today, the Los Angeles City Council will hold a hearing to discuss Mayor Garcetti's 2017-18 Police Department budget proposal, and the LAPPL will be in attendance to voice its strong opposition.
See letter sent to the LA City Council Budget & Finance committee here.
What: LA City Council Budget and Finance Committee Hearing on Mayor's Budget Proposal
When: Today April 27, 2017
Where: CITY HALL - JOHN FERRARO COUNCIL CHAMBER - ROOM 340
200 NORTH SPRING STREET
LOS ANGELES, CA 90012
Who: Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League
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.
SOURCE Los Angeles Police Protective League