Los Angeles, December 16, 2014 — In response to the mayor’s announcement about purchasing body cameras through Taser International, Tyler Izen, President of the Los Angeles Police Protective League released the following statement on behalf of the League:
“As we have said in the past, we don’t object to body cameras and actually believe they will be useful in defending our officers against false allegations. As participants in the meet and confer, we look forward to having a policy in place that protects everyone’s rights and interests – the officers, the Department, the City and the community. Today’s announcement means we’re one step closer to deploying the cameras once we have a mutually agreeable policy.”
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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.