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LA Police Protective League


Los Angeles
Police Protective League

the union that represents the
rank and file LAPD officers

  Daily Local & Regional NewsWatch

Daily News Digest
from LA Police Protective League

October 8, 2014

Law Enforcement

LAPD overtime policy puts public at risk, says Los Angeles Police Protective League
With the city and the Los Angeles Police Protective League still at odds over a new contract, directors of the union voiced complaints Tuesday about how the department is managing its overtime account in a way they said jeopardizes public safety. Director Mark Cronin said they have received complaints that officers are being forced to end their shifts two hours early to avoid getting in situations where overtime could be accrued.
Los Angeles Daily News My News LA

Thousands turn out at funeral for fallen Covina motorcycle officer
Family and friends tearfully remembered Officer Jordan Corder Tuesday as a light-hearted and ambitious officer who took pride in his work, yet never missed an opportunity to crack a joke. Half of those who came to Pomona First Baptist Church to honor the officer did so in their dress uniforms, filling the upper floor with men and women who knew well the dangers of the job that Corder died for.
San Gabriel Valley Tribune

2 arrested in connection with Pacoima hit-and-run that killed man in wheelchair
Two San Fernando Valley residents were arrested Monday in connection with a hit-and-run that killed a man in a wheelchair in Pacoima last month. The arrests were made with the help of anonymous tipsters who saw media coverage of the incident, LAPD Detective Bill Bustos said. "We reached out to the community through the media on the night it occurred," Bustos said Tuesday.
Los Angeles Daily News

LAPD reviewing 2012 case involving '7th Heaven's' Stephen Collins
The Los Angeles Police Department is reviewing a 2012 investigation into "7th Heaven" actor Stephen Collins after sexual abuse allegations surfaced Tuesday. LAPD Cmdr. Andrew Smith said the department opened its case after receiving information "regarding allegations of criminal behavior" involving the actor in 2012. But no crime report was ever made and no victim was verified, he said.
Los Angeles Times

Police seek man who fatally beat disabled Navy vet in Hollywood
Louie Rodriguez loved Hollywood's music scene. Last month, weeks after heart surgery, the disabled Navy veteran rode his motorized scooter with his loyal dog Hopper to attend the seventh annual Sunset Strip Music Festival in West Hollywood. But on his way back to his home early Sunday, Sept. 21, Rodriguez was beaten near Hollywood Boulevard and Highland Avenue.
Los Angeles Times

Sun Valley man arrested on suspected impairment after fatal collision
A Sun Valley man has been arrested on suspicion of impairment after he was involved in a fatal traffic collision in the Northridge area Friday that left an 18-year-old passenger in his truck dead, police said Tuesday. A Chevy Silverado truck with three people was traveling eastbound in an alley just north of Parthenia Street at Quartz Avenue at about 7:45 p.m. Friday when it collided with a 2002 Toyota RAV4, causing it to lose control and collide with a wall at the alley's east end, Detective Bill Bustos of LAPD's Valley Traffic Division said.
Los Angeles Daily News


L.A. County votes to keep ICE presence in jails
The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday to extend a controversial partnership with federal immigration authorities designed to target potentially deportable immigrants who have been convicted of serious crimes. The board voted 3-0 to extend the contract after a tense hearing in which dozens of activists blamed the program for eroding trust in law enforcement among immigrant communities.
Los Angeles Times

Ballot Initiative

Criminal sentencing initiative draws well-heeled supporters
The push by progressive foundations and a conservative evangelist to recast some of California's most common crimes as misdemeanors is drawing major financial support from the state's well-heeled activists. Netflix CEO Reed Hastings and finance scion Molly Munger have thrown in with progressive activist Steven Phillips and Christian ministries proponent B.
Los Angeles Times

Election 2014

In L.A. sheriff's race, Jim McDonnell has huge fundraising lead
Cementing his status as the frontrunner in the race for Los Angeles County sheriff, Long Beach Police Chief Jim McDonnell is far outpacing his rival, Paul Tanaka, in fundraising a month before the Nov. 4 election. According to the latest campaign finance reports, McDonnell raised more than $416,000 from July 1 to Sept. 30.
Los Angeles Times

City Government

Labor groups want L.A. city attorney to file complaint on bank deals
Labor unions and their allies in the Fix LA Coalition are urging Los Angeles City Atty. Mike Feuer to pursue a regulatory complaint over borrowing deals they argue are costing the city. Eight years ago, the city entered into an interest rate swap deal with Bank of New York Mellon and Dexia for a wastewater system revenue bond, intending to take advantage of low interest rates.
Los Angeles Times

Minimum wage proposal seeks to put Los Angeles on path to $15 per hour
A proposal that could increase Los Angeles' minimum wage to $15.25 per hour by 2019 was introduced Tuesday by members of the city council just as Vice President Joe Biden and Mayor Eric Garcetti met to discuss the wage issue at an event in Lincoln Heights. Council members Mike Bonin, Curren Price, Gil Cedillo and Nury Martinez co-authored a motion that, in part, mirrors a wage proposal introduced by Garcetti on Labor Day.


About the LAPPL Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at: