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Committee: Use cops to staff new Los Angeles jail

A city panel signed off Monday on a plan to reassign 83 LAPD officers to work as jailers at new Metropolitan Detention Center


The Daily News of Los Angeles

LOS ANGELES — DILEMA: City hasn't been able to open detention center because of civilian hiring freeze.

Hoping to get the new Metropolitan Detention Center up and running by the end of January, a city panel signed off Monday on a plan to reassign 83 LAPD officers to work as jailers.

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