LAPD In Dire Straights As City Reveals Plans To Defund Police...
Police are working long shifts trying to keep the peace with all of these protests. Chicago has police working 12-hour shifts and now the LAPD is in a real pickle as the city can no longer afford to pay for the police to work overtime. A memo was sent out to police to let them know of how officers are going to be compensated for the overtime the city can not afford.
"All Department Personnel,
“I recognize that you have worked tirelessly these past couple weeks during the protests and prior to that during the Safer At Home order. Your dedication and commitment have not gone unnoticed. During this extraordinary time, including the full mobilization of our sworn members, the Department has expended more than $40 million dollars in overtime expenses. This amount far exceeds any budgetary reserve to address unusual occurrences.
Therefore, this notice is to advise Department personnel that as of June 7, 2020, pursuant to Memorandum of Understanding 24, Article 6.1D, compensation for overtime shall be in the form of time at the appropriate rate (straight time or time-and-a-half). Previously, sworn employees could only accrue up to 150 hours of Compensatory Time Off (CTO). As of June 7, 2020, this CTO cap will no longer apply.
Additionally, all non-essential overtime is canceled. This includes, but is not limited to overtime related to administrative duties, Cannabis Taskforces, Human Trafficking Taskforces, and Vision Zero Taskforces. A Bridge Home (ABH) overtime will continue and will be compensated in the form of time. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) overtime will continue and be compensated in the form of time, until the Department is reimbursed by MTA. At that time, employees will have the option to convert the related CTO hours into cash. Instructions on this process will be published at a later date.
Commanding Officers and Supervisors shall make every effort to ensure that essential over time (i.e., court and extended end of watch) is minimized."
NEW: LAPD officers racked up $40 million in overtime during the recent protests, but won’t be paid for it, and will instead be given comp time, according to a memo sent out by Chief Moore I obtained. Budget is out of cash. LAPD sources tell me morale is at “rock bottom”. @FOXLA pic.twitter.com/Hs4iZSofaE
— Bill Melugin (@BillFOXLA) June 16, 2020
So the police are working around the clock overtime to keep us all safe from the "peaceful protesters" and now cities are struggling to afford to keep them on the streets. Any lib that pushes to defund the police at this point is clearly looking for our society to fall apart. We all need the police, they keep us safe from criminals and sometimes ourselves as we all occasionally lose sight of what's important when we break minor traffic laws. (ie speed, roll through a stop sign while in a rush.)