BELL (AP) — The police union in Bell is demanding to know why the Los Angeles suburb’s disgraced former manager gave a police commander a $10,000-a-month raise last year.

At a news conference Thursday, Union President Gilbert Jara displayed copies of a memo he says came from ousted City Administrator Robert Rizzo approving the raise.

Rizzo and seven other current and former Bell officials have been charged with misappropriating $5.5 million in public funds.

In the June 2009 memo, Rizzo says that the recipient, Lt. Ty Henshaw, is the only member of the police force he can trust.

The union says Henshaw should be suspended and investigated by the city.

A police records clerk says Henshaw is in a meeting Thursday and not immediately available for comment.

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Comments (10)
  1. IRENE says:

    This is why we need to clean house>>>>>>>>>>>

  2. Bill Jones says:

    I hope they deport him back to Mexico but you know they won’t.

  3. MMcK says:

    Anyone can be bought for the right $$$$.

  4. Michael says:

    Oh yeah ? Deport who back to Mexico..? Rizzo ? you think he is mexican because he has a spanish sur name ? Get your facts straight before you make ignorant comments.

  5. Michael says:

    Hey Bill Jones, I just looked it up and you’re right, he IS from Mexico. Sorry for the harsh post a few minutes ago.

  6. bugman says:

    kinda started with San Jacinto.Down hill roll. We vote these people IN!

  7. Fernando says:

    LT Henshaw saved me and my family from a serial Killer.
    on 02-28-1998

    Hes my hometown hero!!!!!!!!

    ViVA Henshaw!!

  8. Chela says:

    Lt saved me from a burning House!!!!

  9. FRED DOBBS says:

    Lt Saved my cat, he was on the roof and would not get down

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