The Region

Representatives of the Los Angeles Police Protective League and city administrators have reached an impasse in negotiations over a new, three-year labor contract, and have called in outside mediators to resolve the deadlock. At issue after eight months of negotiations is a proposal from the city that league officials said would deny Los Angeles police officers hundreds of hours in overtime pay by revising upward the number of hours officers must work each month to qualify for such pay. Los Angeles’ 7,000 police officers have worked without a contract since July 1, when the old one expired.