A City Council committee Thursday debated a proposed anti-corruption policy that would require several hundred narcotics and anti-gang police officers to disclose personal financial information.
The Public Safety Committee heard more than two hours of testimony from city, police and police union officials, as well as Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Steve Cooley.
Siding with union leaders who oppose the plan, Cooley warned that if the policy is implemented, it could harm police work as officers have threatened to leave the drug and anti-gang units rather than agree to the disclosures.
Police officials said the plan is needed to satisfy a court- ordered package of reforms.
The committee is expected to make a recommendation to the full council next week.
-- Joel Rubin