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LAPD Struggles To Fill Openings In Gang Unit

December 30, 2009  | 

Candidates to work gang-related assignments for the Los Angeles Police Department have been reluctant to volunteer because of a new rule passed in the spring that requires them to disclose details of their personal finances, the Los Angeles Times reports.

Former chief William Bratton approved the rule, which was opposed by the police union, in April as a post-Rampart measure to curtail corruption by identifying potential bribe-takers.

The police requires officers to disclose outside income, real estate, stocks and other assets. They also have to report the size of bank accounts and debts, including mortgages and credit cards. And the disclosures apply to any financial holdings a cop shares with family members and business partners.

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