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September 25, 2001 | MADISON SHOCKLEY, Madison Shockley is a writer in residence at USC's Annenberg School for Communications
In the middle of the most serious terrorism alert the nation has ever faced, the Police Commission of the second-largest city in the country is poised to reduce officers' work schedules from five days to three days a week. Yes, Los Angeles Mayor James K. Hahn made a campaign pledge to the police union to implement the compressed work schedule known as 3-12--three workdays, each 12 hours. But he also took an oath to the people. And right now, public safety is Job No. 1.
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August 26, 1995 | SUSAN MOFFAT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Despite Chief Willie L. Williams' contention that he has solid support among the Los Angeles Police Department's rank and file, a majority of officers responding to a union poll said they do not have confidence that Williams can effectively lead the department, a Police Protective League official said Friday.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 22, 2000
Joseph Paggi's division of Los Angeles residents into "violent and lawless gangsters" and "law-abiding citizens"is exactly the attitude that got the Rampart cops into trouble (letter, Nov. 19). The Bill of Rights in this country applies to all. It is not for police officers to personally decide who is "good," and therefore must be treated according to constitutional law, and who is "bad" and can therefore be deprived of his civil rights. It is hypocritical for police officers to see themselves as above the law and therefore entitled to violate it when convenient.
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August 21, 1996
The Los Angeles City Council and Mayor Richard Riordan officially approved a four-year contract for the city's police officers, giving them raises totaling 18% by 2000. The unanimous council vote and Riordan's signature simply formalize the contract that 94% of the police union's membership approved in June. The salary increases--5% for each of the first three years, and 3% the last year--are retroactive to July 1 (probationary officers get 1% less each year).
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March 7, 2009 | Joel Rubin
Despite repeated legal defeats, the union representing Los Angeles police announced Friday it will pursue its fight against a policy that requires officers to disclose personal financial information. Since the policy was approved more than a year ago, the Police Protective League has worked aggressively to block its implementation. The union first filed a lawsuit against the police department and then sought a temporary injunction to prevent the Los Angeles Police Department from collecting the information until the lawsuit was decided.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 25, 1987
I could not believe what I was reading in the article. One of the most amusing and disturbing statements was made by Frank Grimes of the Police Protective League when he said, "I think it's dangerous when you have members of this department in policy-making positions speaking in religious terms. . . ." I suppose he would rather hear their vulgar language. Mr. Grimes, the danger is not with the born-again Christians but with those officers who are murdering innocent people, stealing yachts and dealing in narcotics of which much has been in the paper recently.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 15, 2000
Re "Officer Believed He Was About to Be Shot," Commentary, Nov. 12: While it is Ted Hunt's and Mitzi Grasso's job to protect LAPD officers, their defense is misplaced. I do not dispute that an officer's job in the field is "laden with fear and doubt." But all human beings, especially those in law enforcement, observe their surroundings. This officer knew that this was a Halloween party at a million-dollar home, in a million-dollar neighborhood, with privately hired security on the grounds.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 11, 1987
A Los Angeles police captain, accused of roughing up a female desk officer who tried to stop him from taking a card she had received in a bouquet of flowers, faces a Police Department board of inquiry, a police spokesman said Saturday. Police Chief Daryl F. Gates called for the board of inquiry, the Police Department's most serious review, for Capt. Jerry Conner, 49, commander of the 77th Street station in South Los Angeles, Cmdr. William Booth said.
OPINION
February 15, 2002
Re "Teamsters Seeking to Represent the LAPD," Feb. 12: So the rank and file of the LAPD are considering having the Teamsters represent them. Let me understand this. They want to be represented by the same Teamsters Union once headed by the apparently late Jimmy Hoffa, who it seems has met a mob ending. The same Teamsters Union that was taken over by a federal supervisor in face of rampant internal corruption. The same Teamsters Union that has used mob-style enforcement and lead pipes in support of its "labor actions," and has destroyed the property of those who have had the temerity to cross its picket lines.
OPINION
April 12, 2002
Your coverage of Los Angeles Police Chief Bernard Parks' resolve to seek another term in office despite official opposition (April 10) presented a compelling portrait of a man of high character and uncompromising integrity. In the face of controversy from all quarters, he undeniably has the strength and courage to stand alone and work toward his vision of better law enforcement. And that is what we hired him to do. The ordeal of change is often painful, and it takes a remarkable individual to make it happen.
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