CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 1994 |
A 54-year-old Los Angeles police officer has been named to the governing board of Santa Clarita's junior high and high schools. George Aliano was chosen from eight applicants interviewed this weekend by the four other board members to fill the William S. Hart Union High School District trustee post that Peter Warren vacated in March. "My whole career is one of public service," said Aliano, a 23-year Santa Clarita resident.
March 24, 1991
In response to "Where's the Outrage for Dead Police?" by George Aliano, president of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (Commentary, March 18):. Aliano tragically misses the point of the public's outrage. We are not ungrateful for those who put their lives on the line by calling for an investigation of criminal actions by bad cops. We seek justice. It seems that Aliano has forgotten what it means to be a plain, average, law-abiding citizen, because he doesn't seem to see the difference between police who have been killed in the line of duty and citizens who have been brutalized and killed by the police.
December 22, 1986
Without debate, the Los Angeles City Council unanimously passed an ordinance that precludes Los Angeles police officers from seeking outside arbitration on transfers, promotions, probationary employee terminations and other disciplinary actions. The ordinance, which police administrators said was needed to more effectively manage the 7,000-member force, represented a major sticking point during recent contract negotiations between the city and the Los Angeles Police Protective League.
November 5, 1985
A $15,000 reward for information leading to the arrest of the man who shot and killed an off-duty North Hollywood Division detective last Thursday was posted by the Los Angeles Police Protective League. Detective Thomas C. Williams, 42, of Canoga Park was ambushed as he picked up his 5-year-old son from a day-care center. Los Angeles police officers have begun wearing half-inch-wide black bands over their silver badges in mourning the dead officer. "Police officers . . .
October 30, 1988
Proposition P explicitly says all Los Angeles City revenues derived from this project, other than those the Charter earmarks for parks and libraries, "are permanently and continuously appropriated for the exclusive purpose of hiring additional uniformed police patrol officers." Based on project production estimates, up to an additional $120 million over its life could be available to fund as many as 100 additional police officers. Proposition P also imposes a 7% per barrel fee on oil produced from this project to fund Fire Department and City Attorney toxic waste enforcement efforts.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 28, 1990
"Police Union Fights Random Drug Testing" (Metro, Feb. 17) sets forth the purported position of the Los Angeles police union on drug testing of police officers. There are some issues in a democratic society that do not lend themselves to the democratic process of decision by majority vote. The safety of the citizens of Los Angeles is at issue here. The purported opposition to "modification of their four-year contract in the middle of the term" does not directly address the issue of drug testing of police officers.