“Los Angeles should be leading America by piloting bold ideas like exploring a guaranteed basic income, confronting the stark Black-white disparity among people experiencing homelessness, driving racial reconciliation, protecting jobs held by people of color with new opportunities in the city workforce and working in closer collaboration with our communities on allocation decisions,'' Mayor Eric Garcetti said in a letter to the City Council Monday night.
City Manager Chris Lagerbloom, the man who will make the final decision on whom to hire, says he doesn’t expect to make a pick until early next year.
Robert J Contee III, a 31-year veteran who joined the force as a cadet while a senior in high school, will take over from outgoing Police Chief Peter Newsham on Jan. 2.
“It must end. The governor and the attorney general have a role as leaders in our state to condemn acts of violence against law enforcement,” said President of the North Carolina Association of Chiefs of Police, Chief David Hess of Roxboro.
Council members declined to unfreeze the $2.9 million Monday, saying savings from officer departures might still be achieved. They said they could revisit the question next month.