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Councilmembers To Ask for more Police in Neighborhoods at City Council Meeting

LOS ANGELES – A plan authored by Councilmembers Mike Bonin and Joe Buscaino that calls for more Los Angeles Police Department officers to be deployed to neighborhood patrols will be considered by the Los Angeles City Council’s Public Safety Committee on Tuesday morning at 8:30 am at Los Angeles City Hall.

“In neighborhoods throughout our city, the deployment of patrol officers is bare-bones – sometimes as few as two or three radio cars for an entire division – with officers overwhelmed and overworked,” Bonin and Buscaino wrote in a letter about their plan to their constituents. “This is unacceptable and it is time to take bold steps to address this problem.”

Bonin and Buscaino’s legislation is a 10-point plan that seeks to rebuild and bolster the LAPD’s primary patrol function and community policing delivery mechanism — the Basic Car Plan. They have branded the plan “Back to Basic Car.”

In addition to comments from Bonin and Buscaino (who both serve on the Public Safety Committee), officials from the Los Angeles Police Department and representatives of the Los Angeles Police Protective League are scheduled to appear at Tuesday morning’s committee meeting to discuss how LAPD officers are deployed and what can be done to focus deployment on getting more officers working in and with neighborhoods.

WHAT: “Back to Basic Car” LAPD Redeployment Plan Committee Hearing

WHO: Los Angeles City Councilmember Mike Bonin
Los Angeles City Councilmember Joe Buscaino
Los Angeles Police Department Officials
Los Angeles Police Protective League Representatives

WHEN: Tuesday, February 21, 2017; 8:30am

WHERE: Los Angeles City Hall
200 N. Spring St.
Room 1010
Los Angeles, CA 90012

For more information on Bonin and Buscaino’s “Back to Basic Car” Plan, including a detailed white paper and full text of the legislation, please visit http://www.11thdistrict.com/support_back_to_basic_car.

Comment (1)

  1. Nick Antonicello

    Readers Note:

    Both of these embedded incumbents are seeking reelection on Tuesday, March 7th.

    Nothing like grandstanding two weeks before Election Day.

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