Los Angeles, July 18, 2014 - The Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL), which represents 9,900 rank-and-file LAPD officers, announced today that it plans to file an Unfair Employee Relations Practice complaint seeking to prohibit Mayor Garcetti, Chief Beck and other LAPD management from attending roll calls in an effort to have direct communications with League members over ongoing contract issues.
“Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti has told reporters that he plans his to meet with LAPD officers to explain the contract proposal that was recently rejected by the rank and file,” said Tyler Izen, president of the LAPPL. “Likewise, Chief Beck cancelled an out-of-town trip to attend roll calls and other meetings with specialized units to discuss the contract. The LAPPL is not at impasse, and such direct communications are prohibited by the City’s Employee Relations Ordinance and the State Government Code. The law is very clear; City officials are prohibited from communicating with employees concerning subjects of ongoing collective bargaining negotiations.”
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.