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Sep 9, 2010

Response Statement on Los Angeles Times Report Regarding Officer Frank Hernandez

The Los Angeles Times reported today that veteran LAPD Officer Frank Hernandez has been involved in two previous officer-involved shootings.

Aug 26, 2010

Los Angeles Police Protective League Says YES on 23

Citing the need to protect the Los Angeles Police Department's already strained budget from further cuts as a result of California's global warming law (AB 32), the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today announced its support for Yes on 23, the California Jobs Initiative.

Aug 6, 2010

LAPD to honor Mayor Villaraigosa, Sheriff Lee Baca and Dodgers owner Frank McCourt

This year’s Los Angeles Police Protective League’s (LAPPL) Eagle & Badge Foundation Gala on August 21, which will honor Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles Dodgers owner Frank McCourt, is expected to attract a larger audience than ever before.

Jul 28, 2010

LAPPL endorses Steve Cooley for Attorney General

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today joined other public safety organizations in supporting Los Angeles County District Attorney Steve Cooley for California Attorney General.

Jul 15, 2010

Police officers react to revelation that felon's street gang ties are not considered by Corrections officials when classifying and monitoring parolee

The day after the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) and LAPD Chief Charlie Beck questioned the ill-conceived parole policies of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR), which nearly claimed the lives of two Los Angeles police officers, the Los Angeles Times revealed that a felon's street gang affiliation is not considered when determining how to classify and monitor parolees like Javier Joseph Rueda, a Vineland Boys gang member.

Jul 14, 2010

Failed state parole early-release program nearly costs LAPD officers their lives

The ill-conceived parole policies of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) nearly claimed the lives of two Los Angeles Police officers this week when a hard-core gang member, classified as a “low-level, non-violent” parolee, opened fire on two officers who were attempting to stop him for a DUI offense.

Jun 2, 2010

Los Angeles police commend Governor for signing body armor legislation

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today commended Governor Schwarzenegger for signing urgency legislation restricting the possession of body armor by violent felons.

May 29, 2010

Hollywood bike incident statement

Hollywood bike incident statement

May 20, 2010

Four LAPD property rooms to close Friday

200 sworn officers being pulled out of law enforcement duties daily

May 17, 2010

Ian Campbell Memorial Trophy resurrected to honor fallen LAPD hero

At the May 2010 Scottish Highland Games, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) and the Los Angeles Police Emerald Society Pipe and Drum Band will resurrect a trophy to honor LAPD Officer Ian James Campbell.

Apr 30, 2010

LAPPL announces nominations for Golden Badge Foundation awards

The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today announced its endorsements and nominations for this year's Golden Badge Foundation awards.

Apr 16, 2010

LAPPL responds to death of Chief Daryl F. Gates

On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Paul M. Weber responded to the sad news that former Chief Daryl F. Gates passed away today.

Apr 15, 2010

Department of Corrections admits dangerous inmates misclassified and freed under early release program

In a surprising admission about a parole eligibility program that the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) has been warning state leaders and residents about for nearly a year, the California Department of Corrections (CDC) has admitted its early release program presents a grave danger to the public.

Apr 14, 2010

LAPPL: Residents cannot afford further cuts to public safety

As the impact of cuts made to the budget begins to diminish the effectiveness of the LAPD, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) today called on elected officials to end talk of further reductions to police personnel and resources.

Apr 9, 2010

New study shows need to put public safety first in city budget process

A new study by the RAND Corporation provides persuasive evidence that reducing police personnel will invite major financial and social harm to the citizens of Los Angeles.

Apr 8, 2010

LAPD is not exempt from budget cuts

Officers increasingly deskbound as city cuts civilian workforce.

Mar 26, 2010

LAPPL responds to death of LAPD SWAT officer in Afghanistan

On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Paul M. Weber responded to the tragic news that Robert J. Cottle, an LAPD SWAT officer and Sergeant Major with United States Marine Corps Reserve battalion, was killed in the line of duty while serving in Afghanistan. Officer Cottle is the first Los Angeles police officer to be killed in the Iraq/Afghanistan wars.

Feb 26, 2010

LAPPL responds to death of LAPD Officer Jacqueline Montalvo

President Paul M. Weber responded this afternoon to the death of Officer Jacqueline Montalvo, who had over 11 years with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Jan 25, 2010

LAPD officers cleared after attorney admits video was fabricated

In a stunning turn of events, Rafat "Danny" Abdallah, a former gang member admitted Friday through his attorney that the videotape he had given to his attorney and trumpeted to local media to bolster his claim that LAPD officers had perjured themselves in his gun possession case was fabricated.

Jan 21, 2010

Governor "commutes" sentences of 6,000 inmates

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), representing the 9,900 sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department, wrote to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger today outlining three steps the Governor should take before releasing thousands of felons back into local communities.

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