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LAPD officers demand pay hike at City Council meeting
LAPD officers demand pay hike at City Council meeting

More than 300 Los Angeles Police Department officers and family members packed a City Council meeting Tuesday to demand across-the-board pay increases, warning the department will lose officers if one isn't provided. Nearly a month after officers rejected a one-year contract offer, officials with the Police Protective League said the LAPD's starting salary has fallen behind pay for officers in at least 13 other Southern California law enforcement agencies. LAPD officers have already begun heading to other departments, union leaders told the council. "Our officers are not without alternatives," said league President Tyler Izen, whose union represents around 9,900...

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