Unhappy with the LAPD's new financial disclosure rules for drug and gang cops, the L.A. Police Protective League has bought radio time on KFWB and KABC for an ad that warns up to 500 officers may transfer out or resign. From the union:
The spot points out that officers will also be forced to disclose the financial information of spouses, parents, children and even grandchildren, and that not a single expert has linked this draconian financial disclosure policy with reduced corruption.
“We hope residents will call their City Councilmembers to ask them to review this dangerous policy that was implemented by the Police Commission despite the fact that it will reduce the ranks of qualified gang and narcotics officers, hurt morale, and disrupt recruiting,” says Tim Sands, President of the LAPPL. “These requirements will do nothing to route out corruption. Los Angeles can do better for the men and women who risk their lives protecting our residents,” Sands concluded.
Hear it here.