12/23/2009

LAPD chief to return 130 desk officers to the streets

By Rick Orlov
Daily Breeze

LOS ANGELES — Streamlining the upper management of the Los Angeles Police Department, Chief Charlie Beck said Tuesday he plans to take 130 officers off desk duty and return them to the streets.

"This will be the first wave of officers as we move forward," Beck said, outlining the organizational changes he is making during his first months as chief. "This will be extremely important as the bank of overtime for officers grows and we are forced to shrink the force to deal with compensation.

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