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Sep 12, 2008

Financial Disclosure Order Stayed Again

The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal has issued a stay pending appeal of Judge Gary Feess' vacating the temporary restraining order that had halted implementation of the special order mandating comprehensive financial disclosure forms for officers in gang and narcotics units.

Aug 23, 2008

LAPPL Reacts to Judge Feess' Decision

In response to Judge Gary Feess’s lifting of the temporary restraining order that had halted implementation of the Special Order mandating that officers in gang and narcotics units be required to complete comprehensive financial disclosure forms ...

Jul 11, 2008

LAPPL Encouraged by Judge's Questions

Los Angeles, July 11, 2008 –Judge Gary Feess of the United States District Court considered the briefing and oral arguments presented regarding the LAPPL's motion for a preliminary injunction regarding financial disclosures in which the League believes it had raised substantial questions on the merits of its claim that the Proposed Special Order violates its members privacy rights.

Jun 24, 2008

Mayor Villaraigosa Statement in Support of Open Police Disciplinary

LOS ANGELES - Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa made the following statement in response to today's vote on SB 1019, state Senator Gloria Romero's legislation to open police officer disciplinary hearings to the public.

May 19, 2008

LAPD caricatures worth more than 1,000 words

Matt Groller captures a police officer's entire career - the personality, the undercover work, the fallen colleagues - in a matter of hours.

May 16, 2008

Moore: Order would control San Fers

While it would be one of the largest gang injunction areas in the city, Los Angeles law enforcement officials on Thursday insisted the court order they are seeking against the San Fers is the only way to crack down on one of the oldest and biggest street gangs in the city.

Apr 19, 2008

LAPPL responds to LA Times columnist

The tragic shooting death of Officer Randy Simmons brought out the best in the Los Angeles media. While we are frequently critical of the media’s response, numerous local media outlets went all out to cover Randy’s funeral. While many heartfelt, moving profiles of Randy appeared in every local paper, we were disappointed that one Los Angeles Times columnist used his column to take a cheap shot at LAPD officers and our union. The Los Angeles Police Protective League submitted the following letter in response to the column by Tim Rutten that appeared in the Times on Wednesday, February 20th.

Mar 19, 2008

LAPD’s SWAT Folly

Most people subscribe to the adage that “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” Apparently, that well-known nugget of common sense has escaped the Los Angeles Police Department and the handpicked panel of lawyers and others unfamiliar with police tactics assembled to review Los Angeles Police SWAT. Unfortunately, this lack of common sense is going to have dire consequences.

Jan 31, 2008

Article Outlines Waste of Taxpayers' Money

Police Protective League President Tim Sands analyzes the enormous profit that the firm Kroll has made by keeping the Consent Decree alive.

Jan 23, 2008

Sheriff Baca Supports LAPPL Position on Financial Disclosure Plan

Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca, LA County’s top law enforcement official, today sent a letter to Monitor Michael Cherkasky, expressing his concern that the current Financial Disclosures proposal will not be effective at preventing corruption.

Jan 15, 2008

LAPPL Applauds City Council Decision

In response to today’s 13-0 City Council vote to reopen a discussion on the financial disclosure rules recently approved by the Police Commission, Protective League President Tim Sands has issued the following statement:

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