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Jun 12, 2009

LAPPL statement on consent decree hearing

We are pleased that the city and U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) have filed a motion to terminate the original consent decree issued by the Federal District Court, and transfer the primary oversight of the Los Angeles Police Department back to the Police Commission and Office of the Inspector General.

Jun 8, 2009

LAPPL statement on Hollenbeck Division shooting

"The shooting in Hollenbeck Division today, involving a possible "low-risk" parolee, is a reminder why the public needs to be concerned about parolees in our communities.

May 23, 2009

LAPPL Statement on Proposed Massive Prisoner Release

After this week’s election, the Terminator’s popularity is still strong with one group – “low-level offender” inmates who are eagerly waiting for him to throw open the prison doors.

May 20, 2009

LAPPL Suggests 16 Ways to Save Millions; Remains Concerned About Cuts to Public Safety

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), addressing the city’s urgent need to effect major cost savings and adopt innovative sources of generating revenue in order to keep this promise, recently presented a wide ranging 16-point proposal to city leaders.

May 11, 2009

LAPD “Top Cops” Nominees to Meet with President Obama

LAPD Officers nominated by the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) for the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Top Cops Awards will meet with President Obama tomorrow prior to the awards ceremony in Washington, D.C. The meeting with the president is scheduled to take place at 2:00 p.m. EDT in the White House Rose Garden.

May 5, 2009

Los Angeles Police Officers call on Governor to Stop Dangerous New Parole Program

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), representing the 9,800 sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department, wrote to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to express its “deep concerns” about a program that allows parole violators to remain free rather than returned to prison.

May 4, 2009

LAPD Poised to Create the Purple Heart Award

With support from rank-and-file officers and Chief William Bratton, on Tuesday the Los Angeles Police Commission will consider a proposal by Commissioner Alan Skobin to create the LAPD Purple Heart to be awarded to officers killed or seriously injured in the line of duty.

Apr 9, 2009

LAPPL Endorses Carmen Trutanich for LA City Attorney

“Mr. Trutanich has the ideal mix of qualifications Los Angeles needs in its city attorney,” Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber said. “As a former gang prosecutor in the district attorney’s office, Mr. Trutanich has worked with LAPD officers and knows what it takes to win criminal cases. He has the respect of the rank-and-file officers as well as the endorsements of District Attorney Steve Cooley and Sheriff Lee Baca. Our officers look forward to working with him again as city attorney.”

Apr 6, 2009

Villaraigosa’s Proposal Means Fewer LAPD Officers On-Duty

“Mayor Villaraigosa’s proposal to reduce by one hour the amount each LAPD officer works per week is the equivalent of cutting 250 experienced officers from our city,” Los Angeles Police Protective League President Paul M. Weber said. “We are disappointed that the mayor has fallen back on his promise to make public safety a top priority with his administration.”

Apr 3, 2009

LAPPL Endorses Paul Koretz for Council

April 3, 2009 Los Angeles - The Los Angeles Police Protective League today joined other major law enforcement organizations in supporting Paul Koretz for the Los Angeles City Council.

Mar 22, 2009

LAPPL STATEMENT ON OAKLAND SHOOTING

Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, issued the following statement about the tragic shooting today of four Oakland police officers.

Mar 20, 2009

LAPPL to State: Soliah Cohort in Crime Must Stay in California

The Los Angeles Police Protective League is once again asking that a former member of the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA), James William Kilgore, be stopped from leaving California before completing his parole within the state.

Mar 18, 2009

LAPPL Challenges Corrections Department on Release of Soliah

Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) President Paul M. Weber today questioned the legality of the California Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation (CDCR) release of Kathleen Ann Soliah’s (aka Sara Jane Olson) to Minnesota.

Mar 17, 2009

LAPPL Statement on the Release of Kathleen Soliah to Minnesota (Update: March 17th, 2009)

“We are extremely disappointed with Gov. Schwarzenegger’s decision to let Kathleen Soliah, a convicted terrorist, serve parole in the state of her choice,” Weber said. “We believe the governor should have used his discretion in this matter to ensure Olsen stay under the watch of California authorities as she finished out her sentence.”

Mar 16, 2009

Minnesota Legislators Ask Schwarzenegger to Keep Soliah in California

Los Angeles, March 16, 2009 – Two Minnesota legislators said they will introduce a resolution today asking California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger to keep domestic terrorist Kathleen Soliah (aka Sara Jane Olsen) out of their state while she serves parole.

Mar 11, 2009

Minnesota Officers Ask Schwarzenegger to Keep Soliah in California

Los Angeles, March 11, 2009 – The St. Paul Police Federation submitted a letter to Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger on Wednesday asking him to keep domestic terrorist Kathleen Soliah (AKA Sara Jane Olsen) out of their city.

Mar 6, 2009

LAPPL Seeks Full Trial to Stop Financial Disclosure

The Los Angeles Police Protective League will pursue its pending lawsuit filed in federal court challenging a judge’s mandate that requires LAPD gang and narcotics officers to disclose their personal financial information.

Mar 1, 2009

LAPPL Issues Statement on Death of Deputy Chief Kenneth Garner

Los Angeles, March 1, 2009 – On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Paul M. Weber responds to the sad news that Deputy Chief Kenneth O. Garner, Commanding Officer, South Bureau, passed away suddenly this morning at his home.

Feb 24, 2009

LAPPL Helps Save Millions of Dollars

Los Angeles, February 24, 2009 – The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) is pleased that its work with the District Attorney and the Los Angeles Police Department in implementing an electronic subpoena program is now saving taxpayers millions of dollars per year.

Feb 23, 2009

LAPPL Radio Ads Shine Light on Helmet Issue

The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) began running radio announcements today alerting the public to the LAPD’s dangerous practice of ignoring officer safety by violating its own helmet policy as well as California employment safety laws. The ads encourage citizens to contact their city council members to object to this practice.

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