As the city tries to reign in spending, new data shows the paychecks of police officers and firefighters ballooned in 2011.
Both the mayor and the police chief say the city’s tumbling crime rate should not be a signal to trim the LAPD’s budget.
Mayoral contenders and bloggers alike are blasting City Hall for a recent wave of cost-cutting measures that they say could eventually backfire.
Capt. Eric Vasquez was paid the equivalent of nearly 23 weeks of pay — in vacation, overtime and bonus pay, according to documents obtained by the Daily News.
The next time you plan a movie night without the kids, you may have to provide more than just pizza for your babysitter.
A watchdog panel’s report said one deputy torched his own car for insurance cash, while others made up burglary charges and fraudulent car theft claims.
The biggest factor behind the top salaries: payouts for unused vacation and sick time that sometimes doubled an employee’s base salary.
The California Supreme Court says state overtime laws protect nonresident employees of California firms who are in the state on business trips.
The Los Angeles police union wants the Police Department to restore overtime instead of hiring more officers.