Los Angeles Police Protective League
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Formed in 1923, the Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL) represents more than 9,900 dedicated and professional sworn members of the Los Angeles Police Department. The LAPPL serves to advance the interests of LAPD officers through legislative and legal advocacy, political action and education.
In 2009, the LAPPL launched a free daily electronic news clipping service summarizing the law enforcement and relevant government news of the day. In addition, the League offers an official blog featuring information and commentary from LAPPL leadership.
The goal of these services is to ensure the flow of critical information to police officers and residents, especially regarding the LAPPL's contract, law enforcement issues and public policy. "The blog also will draw on expertise from a host of experienced police officers and experts in law, politics and police procedures. The topic of public safety and how it impacts all of us has never been more important during these tough economic times. The LAPPL's goal is to analyze the latest news and developments, and provide a law enforcement perspective on the news of the day.
In addition to the many existing communication channels the LAPPL already uses — its Thin Blue Line magazine, a monthly e-newsletter, and the LAPPL website — the services are designed to maximize the LAPPL's membership and public's engagement with the League.
In January 2018, LAPPL came out in support of Officer Kevin Ferguson after an altercation with a teenager led LAPD Chief Beck, the LAPD Police Commission and Orange County Dist. Atty. Tony Rackauckas to all denounce his violent actions against the child. This has led many to believe that the LAPPL is endangering their current officers by blindly siding with police and creating an antagonistic relationship with the community at large, whom the police are chartered to protect.
- Deitz, Robert (1996). Willful Injustice: A Post-O.J. Look at Rodney King, American Justice, and Trial by Race. Regnery Publishing. p. 176. ISBN 978-0-89-526457-2.
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