L.A. Panel Votes Against More Cops; Bratton Upset

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http://www.latimes.com/news/local/la-me-council15may15,1,3734385.story?coll=la%2Dheadlines%2Dcalifornia The Los Angeles City Council's budget committee defied the mayor and the police chief, voting to delay expanding the Police Department on the grounds that it would jeopardize the city's fiscal health. The Los Angeles Times reported that Police Chief William J. Bratton responded by invoking the specter of Osama bin Laden and warning that the committee's plan would hamper his . . .

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