Monday, February 15, 2010

Los Angeles Rookie Police Officers May be Included in Layoffs

The Los Angeles Police Department is no longer enjoying the immunity that was formerly provided to it by the city.

In fact, the city’s budget analyst recommended that hundreds of the Police Academy’s rookie officers can be removed from the department in the aim of solving the $218 million budget deficit this year.

According to reports, it was suggested that 87 trainees and at least 616 recent graduates who are now members of the department should be laid off.

The cutbacks do not cover a proposal to remove about 1,000 city jobs in the current fiscal year.