In a time when local government resources are stretched, our largest city is struggling with how to allocate resources for public safety.  The same issue is facing nearly every city in the state.  Do they pay overtime or hire new officers? 

The Chief of Police and the Union are at odds. 

From the Los Angeles Times:

It came as little surprise this week that the influential union that represents Los Angeles’ rank-and-file police officers waded into the debate over hiring more police during a major financial crisis.

What caught people off guard, however, was the union’s conclusion that the hiring should stop.

Read the full article here.