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Feb 20, 2009

League Sues Department and Commission for Leaking Officer Data

The Los Angeles Police Protective League filed a claim for damages today with the City of Los Angeles against the Los Angeles Police Department and Los Angeles Police Commission after their actions exposed the confidential personnel information of LAPD officers investigated for and subsequently cleared of racial profiling in 2008.

Feb 18, 2009

LAPPL Files Lawsuit Over Helmet Issue

Los Angeles, February 18, 2009 – The Los Angeles Police Protective League filed a lawsuit in Los Angeles Superior Court today against the Los Angeles Police Department for ignoring officer safety by violating its own helmet policy as well as California employment safety laws.

Feb 3, 2009

Unprovoked Attacks on Officers Continue in 2009

Los Angeles, January 31, 2009 Two thousand nine is seeing the continuation of a deeply disturbing criminal trend, unprovoked attacks on LAPD officers.

Feb 3, 2009

LAPD OFFICERS NOMINATED FOR TOP COP AWARDS

Los Angeles, February 2, 2009 –The Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) nominated several LAPD officers from two well-known incidents for the National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) Top Cops Awards. The Annual Top Cops Awards Ceremony will be held May 12, 2009, in Washington, D.C., during Police Week (May 10-16, 2009).

Jan 22, 2009

The Need For Emergency Response Vehicles

“The LAPPL believes Ms. Chick is a very effective watchdog for the City of Los Angeles. She has a long track record of exposing dysfunctional programs and fraud in City government. As a social worker, she has always applied an intelligent and well- balanced approach to public policy.

Dec 29, 2008

LAPD Officers Attacked 527 Times in 2008

Los Angeles police officers continued to be the targets of violence in 2008 as officers were reported to be attacked in 527 instances during the past 12 months.

Included in that figure is the first murder of a SWAT officer in the department’s history. Officers were shot at a total of 14 times during the year.

Dec 24, 2008

LAPPL WARNS LEGISLATURE AGAINST BUDGET CUTS

Concerned that state budget cuts could have a disastrous effect on public safety in California; the Los Angeles Police Protective League sent a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and leaders of the California State Legislature reiterating the importance of adequate funding for law enforcement.

Dec 16, 2008

LAPPL Responds to Death of CHP Officer Joe Sanders

Los Angeles, December 15, 2008 –On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Paul M. Weber responds to the devastating news that a California Highway Patrol officer was fatally struck by a vehicle as he directed traffic at the scene of a previous accident on the rain-slick Pomona Freeway in Hacienda Heights

Dec 15, 2008

LAPPL Reacts to Arrest of Suspects in a Murder of Deputy Juan Escalante

In response to the news that two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, today issued the following statement ...

Dec 14, 2008

LAPPL statement on arrests in murder of L.A.Sheriff's deputy

In response to the news that two men have been arrested in connection with the murder of Los Angeles County Sheriff's Deputy Juan Abel Escalante, Paul M. Weber, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, today issued the following statement:

Nov 26, 2008

Eighteen Law Enforcement Organizations Warn Governor Against Budget Cuts

Worried about state budget cuts, the Los Angeles Police Protective League joined seventeen other law enforcement organizations in sending a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and all members of the California State Legislature to keep the pressure on them to maintain adequate funding for law enforcement.

Nov 20, 2008

Eighteen Law Enforcement Organizations Warn Governor Against Budget Cuts

Worried about state budget cuts, the Los Angeles Police Protective League joined seventeen other law enforcement organizations in sending a letter to Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and all members of the California State Legislature to keep the pressure on them to maintain adequate funding for law enforcement.

Nov 4, 2008

Councilman Zine Urges Pay Cuts for Top Officials

Thanks to the hard work of LAPD officers Los Angeles has seen historic crime reductions—the crime rate in the City is lower than it has been at any time since the 1950's. However, in tough economic times, crime rates typically go up.

Oct 22, 2008

LAPPL Launches Radio AD Campaign in support of Proposition 6

Los Angeles, October 20, 2008 – The Los Angeles Police Protective League will begin running public radio announcements in support of Proposition 6, a statewide anti-gang initiative on the November ballot.

Oct 20, 2008

LAPPL Refutes Ayres Report Conclusions

Los Angeles, October 20, 2008 – In response to the ACLU issuing a summary of the Ayres report on racial profiling, Los Angeles Police Protective League President Tim Sands has issued the following statement:

Oct 17, 2008

LA City Council Takes League's Position in Opposing Prop 5

Los Angeles, October 17, 2008 – By a 10 to 2 vote, the Los Angeles City Council today went on record to oppose Proposition 5 on the November ballot, supporting the position taken by the Los Angeles Police Protective League.

Oct 11, 2008

Law Enforcement Radio Ad's Shine Light on Dangerous Ballot Proposition

Los Angeles, October 13, 2008 – The Los Angeles Police Protective League will begin running public radio announcements that will shed light on the devastating impact that Proposition 5 would have on Californians.

Sep 16, 2008

LAPPL Reacts to department's May Day Decisions

Los Angeles, September 16, 2008 – Tim Sands, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League today issued the following statement regarding the Department’s decision to send some officers to a Board of Rights as a result of the incident in MacArthur Park on May 1, 2007.

Sep 15, 2008

LAPPL Responds to Death of Officer Desha

On behalf of all of the members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, President Tim Sands responds to the devastating news that an LAPD officer was among those killed yesterday in the collision between a Metrolink train and a Union Pacific freight train.

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