LOS ANGELES (CBSLA.com) — LAPD officers are in a showdown over salaries after rejecting a proposed city contract Tuesday that denied raises to the rank and file.
Officers and union leaders were on hand to take their contract dispute before the Los Angeles Police Commission.READ MORE: 'My Son Was Targeted,' Laguna Hills High Student Spouts Racial Slurs At Black Player During Basketball Game
Union president Tyler Izen and other board members of the Los Angeles Police Protective League commented on its rejection of the proposed one-year contract offered by the city.
Officials with the union, which represents about 9,900 LAPD officers, have cited frustration and low morale among officers due to “low pay, difficult working conditions, a disciplinary system that is viewed as biased and unfair, and their perception that management is not receptive to their problems,” according to a statement released Monday.
KNX 1070’s Ed Mertz reports LAPPL’s Adolph Rodriguez told police commissioners that the LAPD’s disciplinary system is “rigged” and that there is “no confidence of fair treatment”.