By Rick Orlov, Los Angeles Daily News
Posted: 08/12/14, 6:31 PM PDT |
The city reached a tentative agreement Tuesday with the Los Angeles Police Protective League over a portion of its new proposed contract that deals with the 1,000 officers hired over the past three years who were paid less than their counterparts.
Mayor Eric Garcetti announced the agreement at a news conference after Police Chief Charlie Beck was appointed to a second five-year term by the Los Angeles Police Commission.
“Because of the fiscal crisis since 2010, nearly 1,000 LAPD officers have been hired at lower starting salaries than those hired prior,” Garcetti said. “I don’t want to lose a single new police officer to another department.”
Under the agreement, the officers will see an increase in their base pay. Beginning police officers will see their salaries go from $47,000 to $59,000 a year.
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