LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — The union representing about 10,000 Los Angeles police officers has reached a tentative agreement with the city, officials announced Tuesday.

Details of the agreement with rank-and-file Los Angeles Police Department officers have not been released, but sources close to the negotiations said the agreement would include starting salaries by $7,000 starting in January but would not include cost-of-living increases for most employees.

“I’m very pleased we have reached a fiscally responsible tentative agreement that maximizes the deployment of our police officers and ensures that the LAPD remains competitive and able to recruit the best officers to maintain our historic low crime levels,” Mayor Eric Garcetti said.

Los Angeles Police Protective League representatives declined to comment on the tentative agreement.

The tentative contract would extend a labor pact that expired last night by one year.

“I am very satisfied with the agreement we’ve struck with our police officers and the Police Protective League,” City Council President Herb Wesson
said. “This contract should be a major boost to recruitment, retention and morale for what I believe is the finest police force in the nation.”

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