L.A.P.D. Union Warns Citizens
- The Los Angeles Police Protective League – the labor union for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) – warned residents that they’d better “be able to protect themselves,” because of long police response times resulting from being understaffed.
According to the Police Protective League President Jamie McBride, in the West LA division on Thursday morning, there were only three patrol cars covering 65 square miles and 200,000 residents. He thinks there should be at least seven, two-man units patrolling the area.
In an interview with the local CBS affiliate, Bride told reporter Randy Paige, “The citizens need to know they need to be able to protect themselves because if they call 911, we can’t guarantee we’re going to get there in time to help you. West Los Angeles, at the minimum, should have seven patrol units, two-man units working.”
Sounds very familiar, doesn't it?