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LAPD Chief To Reduce Sworn Personnel

March 07, 2013  | 

Los Angeles Police Chief Charlie Beck said he expects severe cuts to sworn personnel, following the failure of a half-cent sales tax measure to fund public safety.

On Tuesday, voters turned away Proposition A, which would have raised $211 million a year. The measure gained 45% approval.

The chief told the Los Angeles Times he remained convinced that the department will be "severely impacted" and probably "will be faced with a reduction of sworn personnel" unless the city's projections of a $220-million budget shortfall improve dramatically. The LAPD's proposed $1.3-billion budget includes a 93% allocation to salaries.


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RICHARD ISAACS @ 3/7/2013 5:58 PM

TO THE CITIZENS OF L.A. GOOD LUCK. YOU GET WHAT YOU PAY FOR.
SO NOW SMALLER AGENCIES WILL GET ALL THAT EXPERIENCE YOU PAID FOR TO TRAIN THE L.A. OFFICERS. SOME OF THE BEST TRAINING IN THE WORLD OF POLICE WORK.

[email protected] @ 3/7/2013 8:50 PM

Hey, Charlie....How much could you save by dumping half of you "posse"? Or by cutting back on the Mayors detail? The voters in L.A. have just bought themselves a large dose of mayhem, which they deserve. Blues, Watch your six!!!!!

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