Los Angeles Police Commission Increases Budget by $119 Million

The Los Angeles Police Commission approved Nov. 22 a $119 million budget increase for the 2023–2024 fiscal year, adding to its current $3.15 billion budget.
The budget will be sent to the mayor and city council for approval. If passed, the start of the fiscal year begins July 1.
“We believe that establishing this goal, this high waterpoint, needs to be done,” LA Police Chief Michel Moore told the commission during the meeting. “Otherwise, we’re going to be satisfied with a workforce that is too small for the demands of the city and the needs of the city.”
The Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) has been sounding the alarm all year about its shortage of sworn officers, as the department continues to lose more than it can recruit. In the last two years, the department has lost more than 260 people, and in the last three years, it has lost roughly 600….

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