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Jan 15, 2010

State to release thousands of felons; Prison gates open January 25

Starting January 25, thousands of dangerous criminals will be released early from California state prisons - and for the first time in nearly 30 years, sent back to local communities without any supervision.

Dec 24, 2009

LAPPL applauds President’s selection of new U.S. Attorney

Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), issued the following statement upon learning that President Barack Obama has nominated LAPD Inspector General Andre Birotte Jr. to be the next U.S. Attorney for the district that covers Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Luis Obispo, Santa Barbara and Ventura counties.

Dec 22, 2009

Police officers in danger because of court ruling

In response to a court ruling yesterday overturning an important California law that bans possession of body armor by anyone with a violent felony conviction, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber issued the following statement:

Nov 6, 2009

LAPPL responds to death of LAPD officer

Los Angeles, December 3, 2009 - On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Paul M. Weber responded this morning to the death of veteran Officer Kenneth Aragon, who had over 19 years with the Los Angeles Police Department.

Nov 6, 2009

LAPPL concerned about attacks on LAPD officers; asks for public’s help

Los Angeles, November 6, 2009 - Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), expressed deep concern today that LAPD officers have come under attack in recent hours and appealed for the public’s help in capturing the criminals responsible.

Nov 4, 2009

California police officers, including 10 from LAPD, to be honored for heroic acts at the Golden Badge Foundation Awards ceremony

Ten Los Angeles police officers will be among dozens of officers statewide who will be honored for acts of bravery and outstanding contributions to their communities at the Golden Badge Foundation Awards ceremony on Friday, November 6, 2009, 6:00 p.m., at the Irvine Marriott Hotel.

Nov 3, 2009

LAPPL supports selection of new Police Chief

Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), issued the following statement upon learning that Deputy Police Chief Charlie Beck has been selected as the city's 56th Chief of Police.

Oct 27, 2009

LAPPL reacts to District Attorney decision

In July, the LAPD decided that none of the Los Angeles police officers involved in the 2007 May Day gathering at MacArthur Park would be fired. Today, the District Attorney concluded that none of the officers involved would be prosecuted. In response, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) issued the following statement.

Oct 27, 2009

LAPPL comments on temporary Police Chief selection

Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), issued the following statement upon learning that LAPD Deputy Chief Michael Downing has been selected as temporary Police Chief until Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa announces his choice for the new Chief next week.

Oct 21, 2009

LAPPL announces contract ratification

Los Angeles, October 21, 2009 -- Members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) have voted to ratify a new contract with the City of Los Angeles. The Election Committee has certified the ratification vote that was completed yesterday. The proposed MOU was passed by 87% (yes) of the 4,037 ballots cast by members.

Oct 13, 2009

LAPPL announces tentative agreement on a new contract covering LAPD Officers

This morning, the Executive Employee Relations Committee ("EERC"), which includes Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, Council President Eric Garcetti, and Councilmembers Bernard Parks, Jan Perry and Dennis Zine, met and approved a tentative contract proposal covering more than 9,900 police officers. That tentative agreement was presented this afternoon in executive session to the full City Council. The next step of the process is for the League to take the tentative agreement to our membership for a ratification vote, LAPPL President Paul M. Weber announced.

Oct 6, 2009

LAPPL reacts to decision to file on officers

In response to news that the District Attorney has decided to file charges against three LAPD officers, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), issued the following statement:

Oct 1, 2009

LAPPL issues statement on status of contract talks

In response to news stories prompted by city officials on the status of labor contract talks, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued the following statement:

Aug 5, 2009

LAPPL reacts to Chief Bratton stepping down

In response to news that Chief Bratton is stepping down as Los Angeles Police Chief, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, has issued the following statement.

Jul 17, 2009

LAPPL statement on consent decree ruling

In response to the ruling U.S. District Judge Gary Feess regarding the federal consent decree under which the LAPD has operated for eight years, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued the following statement:

Jul 9, 2009

Los Angeles police officers denounce inmate early releases as dangerous and counterproductive

Granting early releases to inmates serving time for parole violations is a shortsighted, counterproductive budget balancing maneuver that threatens to undermine progress made in reducing Los Angeles’ crime rate, the President of Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) said today.

Jun 30, 2009

LAPPL launches blog

LAPPL Directors and other public safety experts will be regularly posting items at www.lapplblog.com and invite their members and those interested in policing issues to join the dialogue.

Jun 22, 2009

Survey shows public safety No. 1 priority with L.A. voters

Los Angeles voters believe it is very important that public safety be maintained as the top priority in the new city budget and are dissatisfied with the way city hall so far is setting priorities, according to a survey of registered voters conducted by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL).

Jun 16, 2009

LA cops applaud city leaders for securing private funding

Wednesday’s parade celebrating the Lakers’ 15th NBA championship will be even more gratifying knowing that the money for the event will come from the private sector and not the taxpayers of Los Angeles.

Jun 15, 2009

LA cops urge city hall to have Lakers pay for their own parade

Los Angeles, June 14, 2009 – Citing deep financial problems in the City of Los Angeles and the likelihood that City workers will be laid off and furloughed, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued the following statement regarding the anticipated Lakers parade estimated to cost taxpayers more than $1 million dollars:

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