Los Angeles, CA—Since 2014, violent crimes in Los Angeles are up 42 percent, aggravated assaults are up 54 percent, rapes are up 9 percent and robberies are up 35 percent. Property crime is up 17 percent. Reverting back to the time when crime in Los Angeles was of out of control is unacceptable.
What Angelenos desperately need is action to make our neighborhoods safe, and what police officers need is support to safely do their jobs, not the usual lip service from the Mayor and Police Chief telling residents things aren’t so bad.
In January, with crime surging and neighborhood police patrols shockingly sparse, the Los Angeles Police Protective League proposed a Community Policing Reset (CPR) plan calling for bold action to preserve public safety. Our call went unanswered. Instead of delivering bold action, Chief Beck and his command staff delivered a bevy of bureaucratic double-talk, excuses and statistics, but no real plan to make neighborhoods safe now.
Our Community Policing Reset (CPR) plan will put more officers on the street to fight crime, improve community relations and boost officer morale. The plan consists of three cost effective elements:
Residents should demand action to restore safety to our streets not more bureaucratic double-talk from the Mayor and Police Chief. How much worse must things get before our leaders take action?
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.