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The union that represents most LAPD officers says it will not entertain discussions of pay cuts as the city of Los Angeles faces a budget crisis as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. 

“The Board of Directors for the Los Angeles Police Protective League is unanimous in its belief that its members deserve every penny of compensation that our contract prescribes. Period,” league president Craig Lally wrote to the city’s head labor negotiator.

He said that the police department has already been subject to a $150 million “defunding” cut and the city should look to other agencies for cost savings, NBC reports.

In a letter sent Nov. 10, the city asked the unions to consider how they could help manage the budget shortfall.