Departing LAPD chief fights halt of officer hiring


By Joel Rubin and David Zahniser
Los Angeles Times

LOS ANGELES — As he prepares to leave office, Police Chief William J. Bratton is battling the Los Angeles City Council one last time in an effort to protect what is considered among his most important legacies: increasing the size of the LAPD.

Bratton plans to address the council Tuesday in a last-ditch attempt to dissuade it from following through on a proposal to halt hiring of new officers and suspend the department's recruiting efforts until January. The proposal, which has gained considerable support in the last week, is aimed at helping to close the $405-million budget shortfall facing the city.

LexisNexis Copyright © 2013 LexisNexis, a division of Reed Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.   
Terms and Conditions Privacy Policy

Full story: Departing LAPD chief fights halt of officer hiring

  1. Tags
  2. Command Staff - Chiefs / Sheriffs
  3. Patrol Issues

Recommended Recruiting

Join the discussion

PoliceOne comments can only be accessed by verified law enforcement professionals.
Please sign in or register to view or write your own comments below.