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Sep 2008
Financial Disclosure Order Stayed Again

For Immediate Release

Jude Schneider (310) 497-7312 or
Eric Rose (805) 624-0572

Los Angeles, September 12, 2008 – The Ninth Circuit Federal Court of Appeal has issued a stay pending appeal of Judge Gary Feess' vacating the temporary restraining order that had halted implementation of the special order mandating comprehensive financial disclosure forms for officers in gang and narcotics units. In response, Tim Sands, President of the Police Protective League today issued the following statement:

“We are gratified that the Ninth Circuit Court has stayed implementation pending a decision on the case in Federal Court. We look forward to proceeding with our lawsuit in Court on this very significant matter.”

Below is the complete text of the Order of the 9th Circuit Court:

United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit

Docket Text:
Filed order (HARRY PREGERSON, M. MARGARET MCKEOWN and N. RANDY SMITH) This is a preliminary injunction appeal. In order to maintain the status quo and without comment on the merits of the underlying appeal, we stay until further order of this court implementation of the unnumbered Special Order approved by the Board of Police Commissioners on December 20, 2007, the subject of which is “Confidential Financial Disclosure Policy and Procedures for Gang Enforcement Detail and Narcotics Field Enforcement Section Units – Established.” The court, on its own motion, expedites the hearing of this appeal. The Clerk shall calendar this case during the week of December 8, 2008 in Pasadena. The previously established briefing schedule remains in effect.

About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,000 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education. The LAPPL can be found on the Web at



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