LA Police Union President Says Mayor's YouTube Video Has Helped Him More than He Knows
Los Angeles Police Protective League President Tyler Izen on KJLH-FMs Front Page with Dominique DiPrima
Inglewood, CA - Los Angeles Police Protective League president Tyler Izen was a guest on the Front Page with Dominique DiPrima on KJLH-FM on Friday, August 1. Izen discussed the union's quest for higher salaries and improved working conditions for the 9,900 rank-and-file officers it represents. Izen also discussed why the Los Angeles Police Department's unfair disciplinary process has contributed to low morale among their ranks.
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On the issue of Mayor Eric Garcetti's YouTube video on contract negotiations"The Mayor has helped me more than he knows. It has rallied my membership in ways that I don't think he realizes. They were further insulted by his comments. My membership agrees with the vast majority of what he said, which is, paying overtime is the right thing to do and making sure that our youngest officers are paid the same as their peers who started before 2010 is the right thing to do. And he's absolutely right about the fact that when Los Angeles needs something, they turn to the Los Angeles police officers and ask them for it and we rise to the occasion every time. But now they're looking and saying now things are getting better and we gave you a loan, pay back your loan."
Hosted by Dominique DiPrima, since 1992 the Front Page has been Los Angeles' number one rated daily talk radio show focused on current affairs, news, and politics from an African-American point of view. The show can be heard on-air in Los Angeles and in surrounding counties between 4:30 a.m. and 6 a.m. on 102.3 FM and online at www.kjlhradio.com. Owned by Stevie Wonder's Taxi Productions, KJLH-FM is the leading broadcast radio station for African-Americans and urban consumers in Southern California.