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Jan 2015
LAPPL and City to Enter Contract Mediation in Mid-February

Los Angeles, January 26, 2015 — Today, the Los Angeles Police Protective League announced it will enter into mediation with the City of Los Angeles in mid-February to negotiate a new contract for members of the LAPD. The League also released a brief video that shows unique work done by police officers to assure public safety.

Craig Lally, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League, commented on behalf of the League, “The LAPPL looks forward to negotiating a contract with fair compensation that recognizes the dangerous work our officers do and retains our experienced and well-trained officers who tirelessly work to keep our City safe. We are committed to finding a solution with the City, which is why we agreed to enter into mediation and look forward to a compromise, especially with violent crime rates rising over 14 percent. We are hopeful we will reach an agreement as there is broad understanding that the ultimate goal is the highest level of public safety for our City.”

“As we enter mediation, we recognize how important it is that the community hears and understands our story. Starting now and over the coming months we will share our point of view about police work and our contract with the City, and we will address a number of issues that affect our ability to keep the public safe. We are beginning the effort by reminding the public that our work is very different from that of other City employees. Today we are sharing a short video titled “We Are There,” produced by our newest LAPPL Directors, Jamie McBride and Hannu “TJ” Tarjamo. The video gets to the core of exactly how dangerous police work truly is and highlights our commitment to the people of Los Angeles.”

McBride commented that, “The police play a unique role in the community that requires us to face danger every day as we protect the public. So when there is gunfire, while others are running from it, we run toward it. No one else has this responsibility.”

Lally added, “We will be reaching out to the community in various ways going forward and welcome your feedback and engagement with us.”

We Are There” can be seen on the LAPPL YouTube Channel at: www.youtube.com/user/TheLAPPL or the official LAPPL website at www.LAPD.com.

Contact: Burson-Marsteller at (213) 292-1003.

About the LAPPL: Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents the more than 9,900 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 www.LAPD.com.

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